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Edouard Albert Designs and Projects

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Hi,

some little know aircraft and projects:

Albert A.70 :two seat light monoplane.

Albert A.110 :single seat high wing light aircraft.
 

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This is an interesting one Hesham.
'Think Tophe will like it....
 

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I do like it, thanks.
I had heard of the "Albert bifuselage" in Aviation Magazine #478 as after 1933 and well before 1940, without a drawing. Your source is far richer, for this 1936 project, with an unusual reason to be a twin-boomer: push-pull engines with one of the propeller used as brake in dive-bombing. Unusual.
 

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Here is a slightly better scan of the Albert bifuselage fighter project from the German weekly Flugsport (in this case I think their plan was taken directly from Flight).
 

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(translated and adapted from the French Wikipedia)

Edouard Albert was a French licensed touring pilot and the nephew of Alphonse Tellier, whose seaplanes were famous during the First World War.

Albert commissioned engineer Albert Duhamel to study a touring monoplane designated TE-1 as a tribute to Tellier, then went on to create the Société Anonyme des Avions Albert (which translates as Albert Aeroplanes, Ltd.). The firm developed a handful of touring aircraft as well as a low-wing monoplane for the Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe before fading from sight in 1934.
  • Albert TE-1 : Single-seat touring monoplane with high cantilever wing and wooden undercarriage. Only one prototype was built [F-AIVA]. It could reach 150 km/h in 1926 with a radial 40 hp Salmson 9Ad engine.
  • Albert A-10 : Four-seat parasol monoplane transport with a 100 hp Hispano-Suiza 6Pa engine. Only one example built [F-AJFX], which first flew on July 10, 1929.
  • Albert A-20 : Two-seat high-wing monoplane mail aircraft with conventional undercarriage, which first flew on November 21, 1929. Being underpowered with its two 60 hp Walter engines, it was quickly refitted with 80 hp Armstrong Siddeley Genet engines, but arose no interest and was never even registered.
  • Albert A-60 : This tandem-seater touring aircraft with open cockpits was similar to many comparable types of its time. It was a low wing monoplane with conventional undercarriage covered with wheelpants. Powered by a neatly-cowled 70 hp radial Walter Nz 70 engine — with only the cylinder caps protruding — it could reach 172 km/h with a 1000 km range. Only one example was built [F-AJFY].
  • Albert 140: Low-wing monoplane racer with conventional undercarriage, designed for participation in the 1933 edition of the Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe and powered by a 220 hp Régnier R-6 engine. Only one was built.
Attached is a photo of the Albert A-10.
 

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Hi Stargazer,


Albert had also many aircraft and projects,such as A.11,A.61,A.62,A.70,A.100,A.110,
A.11S and A.120.
 
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It sounds like it's time for an Albert designations thread. Pics of the TE.1 and A.20 are available at http://www.aviastar.org/air/france/a_albert.php and more info and pics of other models at http://www.aviafrance.com/constructeur.php?ID_CONSTRUCTEUR=78. Unfortunately the Aviafrance site is currently down. Too bad about the A.20, it was a neat little twin and might have found a useful nice if it could maintain altitude one one engine with the Genet (unlikely). Those signature Albert wings with the eliptical leading edge and straight trailing edge on various models sure are pretty.
 

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cluttonfred said:
It sounds like it's time for an Albert designations thread.

Actually I nearly moved this whole topic to the Designations section yesterday. It's clearly a problem with those minor companies to clearly separate the designations thread and projects thread...
 

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Hi,


TSE-2 was a side-by side two seat light aircraft,powered by 95 hp engine.
 
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We already have much better versions of this three-view arrangement in the first page of the topic!
 

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Hi all
the TE 1
 

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Nice find Kdmoo,


and here is a 3-view to A.70.
 

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Hi,


here is the Albert A.60 drawing.
 

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From TU 130,

the TT-3 was a three-seat light airplane,maybe powered by one 95 hp engine,Project or not ?.
 

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From Aviation magazine Inter. 1967,

here is a Model for A-140RV.
 

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Via dear Woodville,and from TU159,a two Projects

Studied to cover a distance of 1500 km. the type A.140RV intended for the Deutsch Cup 1933 had a wing with a dihedral of 6 °. The ailerons that fitted the full span could be used as curvature flaps. This was the last real achievement of the Albert company.

At the time of the 1934 Salon, it is mentioned that Mr. Albert was studying two new projects that we can suppose to be those mentioned in our initial study devoted to this builder. At the end of 1935, we no longer bet on these projects, since Albert began to work on low-power engines for light aviation. He then became interested in AVA engines built with a license from the engineer Violet.
two-stroke specialist. Equipped with four cylinders opposed two by two. this engine gives 32 hp at 2300 rpm and weighs 37 kg (moveu propeller included) for a displacement of 1080 cm3.

At the end of 1936, Albert had filed a patent application for two interesting formulas corresponding to the projects of 1934. Note that the the first concerned military aircraft,but also postal, while the second (a tourist amphibian) could be twin or single engine.
 

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From, Annuaire_de_l'aéronautique__bpt6k9810211h,

Info about Albert A.11.
 

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In late 1928, Bellanca Aircraft Corporation seemingly acquired the production rights of the Albert TE-1, which was quite a remarkable little machine.

Over a period of two weeks in June 1926, for example, Lieutenant Joseph Juste Thoret, a very talented if temperamental pilot, flew from Paris to Venice and back, braving the Alps twice, aboard the prototype of the TE-1. The airplane was then fitted with extra fuel tanks. In July, Thoret flew from Paris to Prague and Warsaw, and back. That return flight from Warsaw to Paris was made without a stop. As the weeks and months went by, French pilots set several national speed and altitude records while flying TE-1s.

Bellanca Aircraft was sufficiently impressed by the airplane’s capabilities to have one displayed at the New York City Aviation Show held in February 1929. Sadly enough, the deal with the Société anonyme des avions Albert went nowhere. Bellanca Aircraft did not produce a single Baby Columbia, as the American version of the TE-1 was to be called. If truth be told, it looks as if the French company itself only produced a handful of airplanes of that type.
 

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Hi,

the Edouard Albert designed a beautiful twin boom low wing fighter project
and powered by two (push & pull) 500 or 550 hp engines.


http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1938/1938 - 2350.html
From TU 175,there was a Seaplane Project version of it;

In 1938, Edouard Albert brought out his twin-engine tandem projects
with two independent stabilizers, studied in 1934 before the liquidation
of his company and unsuccessfully represented at the Air Ministry in
1936.

Equipped with two engines of 500/550 hp, the device of which we
can see a drawing, is supposed to reach 600 km / h at 5000 m. Each
engine is equipped with a cannon allowing to shoot in front and
behind! A seaplane version is available with two fuselage-floats
carrying the empennages.
 

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