Société Astra Aircraft And Projects

hesham

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Hi,

although we spoke about this company before,but a few aircraft we mentioned,so I prefer
to open a new topic for it to talk about all of its activities.

Formed in 1908,constructed Wright some Wright aircraft at first,such as Type-A,Type-1910,
Type-BB,Type-L and Type-E,all were light and training school airplanes,followed by Type-C,
it was a single seat aircraft of 1910,developed into Type-CM,a three-seat military biplane,fitted
with floats as Type-CM Hydro of 1912,a Triplane bomber appeared also before WWI.

In 1913,Astra took over Train,and became Astra-Train,and in the war,designed a twin fuselage
heavy bomber biplane,powered by three 220 hp Renault engines of 1916,followed by the Astra-
Paulhan twin fuselage flying boat biplane,powered by two engined,there was also a never completed
twin-boom bomber of 1915,very similar to 1916 design.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9_Astra
 

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After WWI,

Astra designed a two seat recce biplane,also a ultra-light airplane,and two prototypes
of aircraft,no details are known for the last three designs,who has more ?.

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6568240r/f2.image
 

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This is the good known Astra-Protopopescu Airplane, from a romanian designer...
 

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http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,16478.msg158901.html#msg158901
 

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hesham said:
... In 1913,Astra took over Train,and became Astra-Train...

Hydroaéroplane Astra-Train post card photo.
 

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Thank you my dears Maveric and Apophenia,

and what about the anther three post-WWI airplanes ?.
 

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Hi,

old info on Internet,the Astra designed a twin engined seaplane Project after WWI ?.
 

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Are you referring to the "hydravion Astra-Paulhan" of 1919 ?
 

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Hi Dan,

I know Astra-Paulhan twin fuselage airplane of 1919,but it was actually built,the other
aircraft was a Project.
 

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hi Apophenia

From an old "aviation magazine"
 

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hesham said:
Hi Dan,

I know Astra-Paulhan twin fuselage airplane of 1919,but it was actually built,the other
aircraft was a Project.

Thank you my dear Toura,

and for Astra-Paulhan airplane,it was twin fuselage seaplane flying boat,of biplane configuration,
powered by two engines,operated in Saint Raphael in 1919.
 

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hesham said:
After WWI,

Astra designed a two seat recce biplane,also a ultra-light airplane.

It did happen in 1923,so need confirm ? and maybe they remained a Projects only.
 
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