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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2013, 10:04:51 am »
Hi,


FBA.12 was a two seat trainer flying boat,but I don't know if it was
built or not.

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2013, 10:09:41 am »
Hi,


the Astra-Nieuport company designed a large twin boom biplane with a span
of 25.5m,propellers were mounted at the nose of each boom,driven either by
a single central engine or or one in each boom,unclear if that aircraft was
still a project or never completed,that was in 1915/1916,who know more ?.
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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2013, 08:51:19 am »
Hi,


the Astra-Nieuport company designed a large twin boom biplane with a span
of 25.5m,propellers were mounted at the nose of each boom,driven either by
a single central engine or or one in each boom,unclear if that aircraft was
still a project or never completed,that was in 1915/1916,who know more ?.


A small mistake,


the company was Astra and not Astra-Nieuport.

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2013, 10:04:26 am »
Hi,


the Astra-Nieuport company designed a large twin boom biplane with a span
of 25.5m,propellers were mounted at the nose of each boom,driven either by
a single central engine or or one in each boom,unclear if that aircraft was
still a project or never completed,that was in 1915/1916,who know more ?.


A small mistake,


the company was Astra and not Astra-Nieuport.


And here is the Astra twin boom aircraft

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2013, 05:31:13 am »
The Joubert J 3, which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Mignet HM.8 but, equally, differs in significant respects. Maybe its design was influenced by the HM.8. Maybe it was constructed using HM.8 components. Maybe it was converted from an HM.8. So far I've found next to no information about it. Does anyone have any?

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2013, 05:35:36 am »
With apologies for the picture quality - they are scans of contemporary newspaper photographs - here are two of the 50 CV Peitz Avionette. Does anyone have any better images of or information about this obscure little French aeroplane?

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2013, 05:42:00 am »
..........and now two equally poor images of the Volland V.10, a French two seat training biplane of the 1930s. However the stagger of the wings is such that if not for the struts, maybe it could be described as a tandem mainplane low/parasol wing monoplane! I think that I have slightly better versions of these photographs somewhere, but I can't find them at present. If I do and I can find them, I'll post them subsequently.

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2013, 05:47:01 am »
......and finally - for the present - the Botali-Mandelli biplane. I have a little information about this diminutive single seater, including the name of the gentlemen standing proudly before it. I think that he is either the eponymous M. Botali or M. Mandelli, its designer and pilot. I'll try to find that information and post it. But as before, if anyone has better pictures or more information about this aeroplane, I'll be most interested.

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2013, 05:54:18 am »
Great find Avion,


and here is the only info from Trait d'Union.

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2013, 06:03:55 am »
......and finally - for the present - the Botali-Mandelli biplane. I have a little information about this diminutive single seater, including the name of the gentlemen standing proudly before it. I think that he is either the eponymous M. Botali or M. Mandelli, its designer and pilot. I'll try to find that information and post it. But as before, if anyone has better pictures or more information about this aeroplane, I'll be most interested.


Hi Avion,


for Botali-Mandelli biplane,there is a more info about it in Trait d'Union issue 224,they also
designed aircraft called PAMA and some light aircraft.

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2013, 07:44:24 am »
bonjour Avions anciens
From an old "Les ailes" 1946

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2013, 08:01:43 am »
Thank you, hesham and toura. The clips from Les Ailes are most interesting. From the fact that they came from a 1946 issue and the way the text is phrased, it seems that the V.10 must have survived the war. I wonder what became of it subsequently?

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2013, 08:03:33 am »
From an old "Aviation Française"

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2013, 08:11:37 am »
always old paper..."aviation magazine"

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2013, 08:32:30 am »
More on the Duverne-Saran bimoteur from, I think, an issue of l'Aéro dating from the 1930s.