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Société Astra Aircraft And Projects
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:41:28 am »
Hi,

although we spoke about this company before,but a few aircraft we mentioned,so I prefer
to open a new topic for it to talk about all of its activities.

Formed in 1908,constructed Wright some Wright aircraft at first,such as Type-A,Type-1910,
Type-BB,Type-L and Type-E,all were light and training school airplanes,followed by Type-C,
it was a single seat aircraft of 1910,developed into Type-CM,a three-seat military biplane,fitted
with floats as Type-CM Hydro of 1912,a Triplane bomber appeared also before WWI.

In 1913,Astra took over Train,and became Astra-Train,and in the war,designed a twin fuselage
heavy bomber biplane,powered by three 220 hp Renault engines of 1916,followed by the Astra-
Paulhan twin fuselage flying boat biplane,powered by two engined,there was also a never completed
twin-boom bomber of 1915,very similar to 1916 design.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9_Astra




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Re: Société Astra Aircraft And Projects
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 09:51:40 am »
After WWI,

Astra designed a two seat recce biplane,also a ultra-light airplane,and two prototypes
of aircraft,no details are known for the last three designs,who has more ?.

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6568240r/f2.image

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Re: Société Astra Aircraft And Projects
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2016, 10:17:51 am »
This is the good known Astra-Protopopescu Airplane, from a romanian designer...
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Re: Société Astra Aircraft And Projects
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 01:48:03 pm »
... In 1913,Astra took over Train,and became Astra-Train...

Hydroaéroplane Astra-Train post card photo.

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Re: Société Astra Aircraft And Projects
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2016, 02:00:42 pm »
Thank you my dears Maveric and Apophenia,

and what about the anther three post-WWI airplanes ?.

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Re: Société Astra Aircraft And Projects
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2016, 06:01:14 am »
Hi,

old info on Internet,the Astra designed a twin engined seaplane Project after WWI ?.

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Re: Société Astra Aircraft And Projects
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2016, 03:16:36 pm »
Are you referring to the "hydravion Astra-Paulhan" of 1919 ?

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Re: Société Astra Aircraft And Projects
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2016, 04:30:57 pm »
Hi Dan,

I know Astra-Paulhan twin fuselage airplane of 1919,but it was actually built,the other
aircraft was a Project.

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Re: Société Astra Aircraft And Projects
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2016, 02:30:53 am »
hi Apophenia

From an old "aviation magazine"

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Re: Société Astra Aircraft And Projects
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2016, 05:30:04 am »
Hi Dan,

I know Astra-Paulhan twin fuselage airplane of 1919,but it was actually built,the other
aircraft was a Project.

Thank you my dear Toura,

and for Astra-Paulhan airplane,it was twin fuselage seaplane flying boat,of biplane configuration,
powered by two engines,operated in Saint Raphael in 1919.

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Re: Société Astra Aircraft And Projects
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2016, 06:13:11 am »
thanks my dear Hesham

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Re: Société Astra Aircraft And Projects
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2019, 05:44:29 am »
After WWI,

Astra designed a two seat recce biplane,also a ultra-light airplane.

It did happen in 1923,so need confirm ? and maybe they remained a Projects only.