American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft: An by E. R. Johnson

By E. R. Johnson

This paintings is a complete, seriously illustrated historical past of the various flying boats and amphibious airplane designed and in-built the U.S.. it truly is divided into 3 chronological sections: the early period (1912-1928), the golden period (1928-1945), and the post-war period (1945-present), with historic overviews of every interval. inside each one part, person plane forms are indexed in alphabetical order via producer or builder, with old heritage, technical standards, drawings, and a number of images. Appendices hide lesser recognized flying boat and amphibian kinds in addition to quite a few layout thoughts that by no means accomplished the flying degree.

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Ft. The Curtiss Large Americas claim the distinction o f being the first type o f combat-capable air­ craft to be produced in the United Stated during World War I. In an attempt to overcome the short­ comings o f the H-4 series, Curtiss introduced the H-8 in late 1915, featuring a larger, four-bay wing o f twenty-five percent greater area along with 160-hp Curtiss V-X pusher engines. However, as a result o f RNAS trials conducted at Felixstowe during the spring o f 1916, the type was found to be lacking in both power and hull strength.

Eighty more examples built by NAF were delivered to the Navy after the war. Surplus MFs re-acquired by Curtiss, refurbished and upgraded with 160-hp Curtiss C-6 engines, were offered to the civilian market as model 18 Seagulls, but the effort was generally unsuccessful, and only sixteen Seagulls were sold. Other firms like Cox-Klemin Aircraft Co. also acquired sur­ plus MFs for resale to the civilian market. A nother Seagull variation, known simply as the Crane Amphibian, was introduced in 1924 with amphibious landing gear.

The Curtiss Large Americas claim the distinction o f being the first type o f combat-capable air­ craft to be produced in the United Stated during World War I. In an attempt to overcome the short­ comings o f the H-4 series, Curtiss introduced the H-8 in late 1915, featuring a larger, four-bay wing o f twenty-five percent greater area along with 160-hp Curtiss V-X pusher engines. However, as a result o f RNAS trials conducted at Felixstowe during the spring o f 1916, the type was found to be lacking in both power and hull strength.

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