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From what I have available, there were three Macchi M.16's that were purchased by the US Navy in 1922 for submarine scout training. The aircraft were not designed to be broken down and then deployed from a sub as in the case of the Heinkel-Caspar U-1. It would it make a good addition to a lineup of Luft 19' or WWI 19' aircraft.

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Thanks to hesham for these two:
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Pfalz D.XV

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All info is from this source (I know it is not the best source, sorry.):


General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.60 m (28 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 2.70 m (8 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 20.00 m2 (215.3 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 738 kg (1,627 lb)
  • Gross weight: 918 kg (2,024 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × BMW IIIa 6-cylinder water-cooled inline engine, 138 kW (185 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed
Performance

  • Maximum speed: 203 km/h (126 mph, 110 kn) at 4,000 m (13,215 ft)
  • Endurance: 1.5 hr
  • Time to altitude: 2.0 min to 1,000 m (3,280 ft)

The Pfalz D.XV was a fighter entered into the October 1918 D-Type contest. The fighter had excellent performance qualities; they actually in many ways matched those of the Fokker D.VII. The Pfalz D.XV is definitely among the best fighter aircraft produced during the First World War. The D.XVf had ailerons that were not aerodynamically balanced, and the D.XV (Spezial) had ailerons that were balanced and overhung. Over all, it is an amazing aircraft, though unfortunately it was tested too late to enter combat in time before the Armistice was signed.
 

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Which is an unaccredited use of an article that I wrote in my webzine Chandelle years ago. The authorized archival version is here: http://www.worldatwar.net/chandelle/v2/v2n1/1919.html
Did post this in the end of the article:

Majority of article was previous posted on world at war.net and was called: Plan 1919 , also a good link to Plan 1919 is: Fuller's Plan 1919 – First Edition; May 24, 1918
 

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Which is an unaccredited use of an article that I wrote in my webzine Chandelle years ago. The authorized archival version is here: http://www.worldatwar.net/chandelle/v2/v2n1/1919.html
Did post this in the end of the article:

Majority of article was previous posted on world at war.net and was called: Plan 1919 , also a good link to Plan 1919 is: Fuller's Plan 1919 – First Edition; May 24, 1918
Sorry, I missed that. Glad you found it interesting in any case.
 

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Which is an unaccredited use of an article that I wrote in my webzine Chandelle years ago. The authorized archival version is here: http://www.worldatwar.net/chandelle/v2/v2n1/1919.html
Did post this in the end of the article:

Majority of article was previous posted on world at war.net and was called: Plan 1919 , also a good link to Plan 1919 is: Fuller's Plan 1919 – First Edition; May 24, 1918
Sorry, I missed that. Glad you found it interesting in any case.
It was interesting to read, a lot of detail.
 

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Chandelle! Wow that brings back memories, one of the first aircraft sites that I regularly read.
 

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Thanks. Chandelle was almost a one-man operation, except for my long-serving review editor and occasional guest contributions. It finally got to be too much. My only regret is that I let the domain name go during a period of financial austerity (it became a parked redirect for porn sites for bit and is still parked and for sale for some exhorbitant price, last time I checked).

World at War did some selective archiving early on. But I've never gotten around to looking into a host for the full archive.
 

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On this topic, the US was also developing unmanned aircraft as weapons and I could see a continuing WW I as bringing those into play.
 

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Remote control aircraft had already begun in WWI, in the UK and US. As early as 1916 Archibald Low had developed the secret "AT" aerial torpedo to fly into Zepplins. This was followed by a number of other designs including the British Aerial Target, which flew in March of 1917. The US flew remote controlled Hewitt-Sperry aircraft in 1917 and the Sperry gyro-stabilized autonomous Kettering Bug in October 1918.

I do not know of an account of a German RC aircraft in WWI. I suspect that if the UK and US drones had been deployed that the Germans would have done likewise in 1919.
 

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I do not have anything interesting about Luft 19 projects but you will be able to find some prototypes with great development potential

Junkers D.I
Pfalz D.XII
Roland D.II
Priesel DD/KEP
Dornier D.I
Fokker V.23
Fokker V.7
Junkers J.2
Fokker V23

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I have also found a drawing by Pye Palm representing a RAF SE4 with bubble canopy

I came across the enclosed drawings in a very old "Air Trails" magazine from the early thirties, showing the Dornier Do.X as a military aircraft. I know that the actual aircraft was more of a WIG type like the Eckranoplan, but the design is interesting.
 

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