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Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.10

Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.10 - 1916
Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.10 - 1916

The Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.10 was a two-seat quadruplane built for fighting and bombing. Like its predecessor, the F.K.9, it was a poor performer with serious design flaws. Of the fifty aircraft ordered by the Royal Naval Air Service, only eight were delivered.

Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.10
  • Type: Fighter/Bomber
  • Country: Great Britain
  • First Introduced: 1916
  • Number Built: 8
  • Powerplant: Clerget 9B, 9 cylinder air cooled, 95kW
  • Wing Span: 8.48 m
  • Length: 6.78 m
  • Height: 3.5 m
  • Empty Weight: 560 kg
  • Loaded Weight: 916 kg
  • Maximum Speed: 153 km/h
  • Endurance: 2.5 hours
  • Crew: 2
  • Armament: 2 machine guns

References

  1. From Wikipedia Armstrong Whitworth F.K.10, "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth_F.K.10"
  2. Bruce, J.M. (1965). Warplanes of the First World War, Fighters Volume One, Great Britain. London: Macdonald.
  3. Green, W.; Swanborough, G. (1994). The Complete Book of Fighters. New York: Smithmark, p.25. ISBN 0-8317-3939-8.
  4. Mason, Francis K (1992). The British Fighter since 1912. Annapolis, Ma: Naval Institute Press., p.11-14 ISBN 1-55750-082-7.

Wight Quadruplane

Wight Quadraplane
Wight Quadraplane - 1917
Wight Quadruplane

Confusingly, aircraft of original design produced by the J S White company bore the appellation Wight, to link them with the location of the works at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The last of some eight types developed under the direction of Howard T Wright as chief designer was the only Wight aircraft in the fighter category.
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Wight Quadruplane
  • Type: Fighter
  • Status: Prototype
  • Manufacturer: J. S. White Company
  • Original Design: J. S. White Company
  • Redesigned by: Howard T. Wright
  • First Flight: 1916
  • Testing Period: 1916-1918
  • Development Canceled: 1918
  • Powerplant: 1 × Clerget 9Z nine-cylinder rotary engine 110hp (82 kw)
  • Wingspan: 19 ft 0 in (5.79 m)
  • Length: 21 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 6 in (3.20 m)
  • Crew: One
  • Planned Armament: 2× fixed forward-firing synchronised 7.62mm Vickers guns.
  • Performance Data: Unavailable

References

  1. Wight Quadruplane: &http://wwi.priswell.com/british/wight/index.htm"
  2. Virtual Aircraft Museum: Wight Quadruplane "http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/wight_quadruplane.php"
  3. J.Samuel White & Co. "http://daveg4otu.tripod.com/iowweb/jsw.html"
  4. The-Blueprints.com, Wight Quadruplane (1916) (England)
  5. Wight Quadruplane "http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wight_Quadruplane" (Czechoslovakian)
  6. Francis K. Mason, "The British fighter since 1912": The Putnam Aviation Series Putnam Aeronautical Books, Naval Institute Press, 1992 ISBN 1557500827, 9781557500823
  7. J.M.Bruce, "British Fighters Of WW1" (Sopwith Hippo To Wight Quadruplane) (War Planes Of The First World War) (Hardcover), Macdonald (1969) ASIN: B002QB5HHW

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Saveljev Quadruplane

Saveljev Quadruplane -1916
Saveljev Quadruplane -1916

In 1916 V.F.Saveljev and Vladislav Zalevskij built this experimental 2-seat reconnaisence aircraft. It used fuselage from the “Morane-G” and single strut Quadruplane wing box tilted forward. The Quadruplane was powered by an 80hp engine when it was flown on April 15, 1916. According to the testpilot Ungmejster, “The aircraft is very responsive and may compete with the 165hp Albatros, But it needs a 100hp Monosaupape engine.” Later this engine was fitted with minor modifications, and aircraft performed numerous flights.

Saveljev Quadruplane
  • Type: Reconnaisence
  • Entered Service: 1916
  • Engines:
    • Prototypes: Gnome or Clerget 9 cylinder air-cooled Rotary, 80 hp (60 kW)
    • Production: Gnome-Monosoupape 9 cylinder air-cooled Rotary,100 hp (75 kW)
  • Wingspan: (8.5m / 9.3m)
  • Length: (6 m)
  • Empty Weight: (360kg / 400kg)
  • Loaded weight: (660kg / 700kg)
  • Maximum Speed: (116km/h / 132km/h)
  • Service Ceiling: more than (2000 m)
  • Endurance: 3 hr
  • Crew: 2