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Pemberton-Billing Designs & Projects

hesham

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Hi,in Aeroplane Monthly 2004-10,

here is a mystery recce triplane project,designed by Mr. Frank Munger.

Merged with this thread, as it is a design by Pemberton Billing, NOT by Frank Munger,
who just did the reconstruction of the drawing.
 

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Considering the fact that all types up to P. B. 31 had already been designed by 1915 and this is a 1916 photo, it would be logical for it to have received the next available uneven designation, i.e. "P. B. 33". Unfortunately we know that this number was allocated many years later to NPB's "Durotofin" helicopter project...

So maybe the design didn't get a designation. Maybe also it was not actually an NPB design, and he was only sitting in front of it!
 

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thank you my dear Skyblazer.
 

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Billing claimed that he made early experiments with gliders around 1905, eventually testing one by jumping off the roof of his house. If this is what he built then he is lucky not to have ended up in hospital.
 

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Hi,

maybe that was anther version of PB.49,please note the pusher prop was mounted
at the rear of the fuselage.

http://www.avia-it.com/act/biblioteca/periodici/PDF%20Riviste/Ala%20d'Italia/L'ALA%20D'ITALIA%201942%2004.pdf
 

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Yes Hesham it does appear to be so. The article refers back to the November 1940 edition of Rivista Aeronautica but I can find no mention of it there.

Mods, you may want to modify the title of this thread as it currently refers to Pemberton Billing designs prior to 1916. Either that or open a new thread for Billing's later concepts, such as this one.
 

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Thank you Schneiderman,

and for change the title,I hope the Moderator do it.
 

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I've merged this topic withe the "...slip-wings" one, which already was a general one.
So, please post all PB types here.
Some posts from the designations section were added here, too and I think, we should
return to the good old practice to post designations and only designations in the designations
section and the types itself (as long, as there actually is worthwhile stuff !) here.
PLease no repititions here, that don't add drawings, pictures or the like. ;)
 

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Right decision my dear Jemiba.
 
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