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Loire and Loire-Nieuport Projects & Prototypes

hesham

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Hi,

in Transatlantic South contest of 1934,and in Phase I,the Loire company submitted Type-100 & Type-101,
a four engines Projects,but in the book,Les Hydravions Transoceaniques Francais,it also involved a three
engined Project,maybe it was Type-90 ?.
 

blackkite

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Hi Loire 102.
"Designed for the South Atlantic mail route between West Africa and Brazil, the Loire 101 Bretagne (Brittany) flew for the first time on 12 May 1936. A large superstructure, on the lines of the naval vessels for which the firm was famous, was set-on top of the two-step hull and contained the control cabin and various crew compartments. Forward in the hull was a comfortable cabin for four passengers, to the rear of which were holds for mail, baggage and freight. Set on top of the high braced wing were four 537kW Hispano-Suiza 12Kbrs-1 liquid-cooled engines in tandem pairs. Vibration problems of the Loire 102 were never resolved and the flying-boat was finally scrapped in 1938.
The sole example of this mail transport seaplane was first flown on May 12, 1936."

http://www.aviastar.org/air/france/loire_102.php
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