Georges Levy Aircraft and Projects

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Hi,

Mr. Georges Levy was a French,and he opened a Societe des Hydravions Georges Lévy in 1914,he hired Mr. Marcel Besson as a designer in 1915,a series from LB.1 to LB.6 were built as a military and combat triplanes,except LB.5,
and in 1917 by Mr. Blancahrd and Le Pen they created the GL.40,maybe Le Pen had old series L.10,L.20 & L.30,
but I don't know if they were under Levy name or not,it was a sesquiplane recce and bomber patrol flying boat
powered by one 300 hp Renault Fe engine,and had a three-seat in HB.2 category.

The HB.2 was a developed from LB.1,but powered by one 250 hp Hispano-Suiza engine in 1919,Farman built
under licence the GL Type-R,it was a developed version with one 450 hp Renualt engine in 1920,the HB.2/II
was a civil version of 1920,powered by one 300 hp Renault engine,also with Farman built his design,it was a
three-seat un-equal span patrol flying boat biplane of 1922,powered by three Panhard engines,mounted as
two tractor and one pusher,Type-1,and the Type-2 had the same dimensions and was a triplane patrol flying
boat,built by Farman too,but no more details are known,and probably in 1922/23.

With Jean Biche designer,and in 1926,the Levy-Biche LB-1 was two-seat recce shipboard aircraft,powered by
one 550 hp Renault 12 Kl engine,followed by LB-2,it was a single seat sesquiplane fighter,intended to use
from aircraft carrier,and a 20 airplanes built by Levasseur,the LB-4 was a two-seat observation twin-float
biplane of 1927,powered by one 420 hp Gnome-Rhone 9Ady Jupiter radial engine,the LB-6 was a two-seat
recce catapult float biplane of 1922/28,powered by either 230 hp Gnome-Rhone 5 Be or 230 hp Salmson 9 Ab
engine,the LB-3 & LB-5 were just a speculation designs ?.

In 1927 Georges Levy was associated with Pierre Levasseur,who purchased his company.

 

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From TU 193;

BLanchard,

It should be noted that after having participated with Le Pen in the design of the Lévy 280hp
seaplane or HB2, mass-produced from January 1918 for naval aeronautics, engineer
Blanchard studied the same year at Lévy and always in collaboration with Le Pen another
airplane says Alert. Only two prototypes will be built before the Armistice comes
cancel the program.
 

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Alerte was a cathegory used by the French for spotting threats for the harbors, like enemy planes or ships, and taking care of them or radioing for help. Something between Brittish Felixstowes (sans the long range) and the German Brandenburgs.
 

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