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Hi,

Villiers V.23 and V.320: float seaplanes.
 

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Hi,

in a French competition of 1926 for observation and recce catapult launched
seaplane,the main tenders were; Latham-230,Besson MB-35,Levy-Biche LB.4
Gourdou-Leseurre L2,Romano R.4,FBA 17HL-1 and Villiers Type-11.
Does anyone know more about this aircraft project ?.
 

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HI ALL
From"Aviation Magazine" march 15 1988
 

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Great my dear Toura,


and that Villiers 24 was submitted to C.2 1925 competition for two seat
night fighter.
 

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always from "Aviation Magazine
 

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Now that is a nice looking aerodynamical Biplane!

Wonder why not new aerodynaimcally clean biplanes were born after the the monoplanes gain space
 

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Thank you my dear Toura,


but do you hear about Villiers 23 and 320 which connected with Villiers 26 ?.
 

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My dear Toura,


in Hydroretro site that article;

Hydravion Villiers 26 (1929).
François Denhaut est engagé en 1928 par
François Villiers pour diriger la fabrications de
ses hydravions à Meudon. Il est âgé alors de
50 ans, mais il a gardé une grande créativité.
A partir de 1928, Denhaut participe à l’étude
des quatre prototypes Villiers 23, 26, 26 bis et
320. Les hydravions Villiers sont d’une grande
qualité, mais le constructeur n’a pas les reins
très solides et il doit bientôt se résigner à fermer ses ateliers. Lors de la fermeture de la
firme Villiers en septembre 1931, Denhaut se
retrouve de nouveau en situation de recherche d’emploi. En 1932, il étudie sous l’égide
du directeur général technique au ministère
de l’Air, un certain Albert Caquot, un projet
d’hydravion trimoteur de torpillage et
d’exploration loitaine. Caquot est appelé à de
grands desseins, tandis que Denhaut, ne disposant pas de fortune personnelle et n’étant
soutenu par aucun organisme financier, dé-
cide d’abandonner définitivement la construction aéronautique qu’il a si bien servie
pendant vingt ans. Quant à Jérôme Donnet, il
cesse toute production aéronautique pour
construire des automobiles. Les usines de l’île
de la Jatte à Levallois-Perret dont il était resté
propriétaire sont vendues en juin 1930 à René
Couzinet dont les ateliers de Meudon ont
brûlé, et qui prépare un engin révolutionnaire
pour la traversée de l’Atlantique.
 

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HI Hesham

Thanks ! Interesting, I look at "DENHAUT".........

Two more VILLIERS but !! without details !!!
 

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Very nice my dear Toura,


and here is the a small info about Villiers 11;


http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6948.msg59450.html#msg59450
 

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Topics merged.

I don't see the point of creating separate topics for obscure 1920s types, then posting completely different types in these topics!

Let's have one single Villiers topic for now, and we'll split if there's reason to...

Meanwhile, two pics of the Villiers 310 and Villiers 31:
 

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Hi,


Villiers Vil.5 two seat biplane to meet an 1926 (Aviation Militaire CN.2) requirement,for two seat
night fighter,powered by one 450 hp Lorraine-Dietrich12 Eb water-cooled 12-cylinder engine.


Villiers Vil.8 single seat parasol wing monoplane for 1926 competition,for AMC.1,a single
seat shipboard fighter,powered by one 300 ho Hispano-Suiza 8Fb engine.


Villiers Vil.9 was two seat recce float seaplane,it had a single main float with twin
stabilizing floats,developed from Vil.4.


Villiers Vil.10 was also two seat recce float plane,with two main floats,developed
from Vil.4.
 

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Hi,


Villiers Vil.11 was a observation and recce catapult launched seaplane,it was
a single float version of Vil.4.
 

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hesham said:
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Villiers Vil.11 was a observation and recce catapult launched seaplane,it was
a single float version of Vil.4.


Hi,


the Villiers Vil.11 was a single seat observation and recce catapult launched seaplane
version of Vil.8 (not Vil.4),powered by one 450 ho Lorraine 12 Eb engine.
 

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Hi,


Vil.23 was a twin engined seaplane prototype,powered by two Gnome-
Rhone Jupiter engines,mounted in tandem.


Vil.320 was a twin engined amphibian seaplane prototype,intended for
1930 competition for postal seaplane.
 

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hesham said:
Hi,

in a French competition of 1926 for observation and recce catapult launched
seaplane,the main tenders were; Latham-230,Besson MB-35,Levy-Biche LB.4
Gourdou-Leseurre L2,Romano R.4,FBA 17HL-1 and Villiers Type-11.
Does anyone know more about this aircraft project ?.


Hi,


I heard that,the LeO H-13 was also involved,but with some modifications,who
can confirm on this ?.
 

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hesham said:
the Villiers Vil.11 was a single seat observation and recce catapult launched seaplane
version of Vil.8 (not Vil.4),powered by one 450 ho Lorraine 12 Eb engine.


Here is a 3-view to Villiers Vil.11 from L'Aerophile 1927.
 

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Hello,

does someone maybe more info on the Villiers 31 and/or 310? It seems to be very little written about, also in the period literature of the 30's... Especially a 3 view would be interesting or more detailed dimensional info; basically anything ;) Was there ever anything in another french magazine? Aviation Magazine?

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k65676432/f70.image
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k65676432/f71.image

Many thanks in advance!
 

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Hi Rlucas,

in wikipedia a more Info about it,but for 3-view,I will search about that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villiers_31
 

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Many thanks Hesham, I appreciate it! :)

I am trying to differentiate between the Villiers 310 and 31; not sure what the difference was (or if there was a difference even?) It seems the plane F-AKCR (cn. 1) was atleast registered as a 310. F-AKEI is not in the registers I have seen online atleast... So could be 31 or 310. It is a bit different atleast in having different engine cowling. The rest seems similar. Most pictures of this plane are quite bad quality unfortunately...
 

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From L'Air 1926,

I want some help here,they called it Villiers Type-VII IIA,and I don't know if they meant Type-IIA
later became Type-VII or not ?.
 

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From Le Genie Civil 1926,

here is a Vil.VIII.
 

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