Alfred W. Lawson's Aircraft Vol. 4 PDF

By Alfred W. Lawson

Четвертый том авиационной энциклопедии, издававшейся с марта 1910 г.

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What are dangerous aeroplanes? The most dangerous are those which carrj' the largest guns, the most ammunition and the most fuel. These are biplanes. Biplanes loaded with the required 660 additional pounds, have onlj' made 58 miles an hour in actual competition. Thus, the really effective aeroplane for either attacking an airship or attacking the ground, is or will soon be slower than the airship, unless we build much larger biplanes, which must be operated by crews. If war broke out tomorrow it would find the airship.

A. In spite of the severe weather at San Antonio, the space of the Christofferson factory. The much flying was accomplished at the LilHe School, Lougheed hvdro will be tried out shortly, the It )unced that the aeronautic department Instructors Drew, LiHie and Thompson being kept motor to be used being a 60 H. P. Kirkham. pi]s. Among Parker-Purcell Aeroplane Company is another new with a varnish which will make aeroplanes practhe pupils are N. M. McGuire, Reid Jones, John one to be formed and they have erected a plant tically sky color and make them invisible at heights Schaaf of Chicago, Louis Bergenthal of Milwau- only a few blocks away from the Christofferson above a thousand feet, as outlined in an Aircraft kee, George Heimenan of San Antonio, Mose Hill factory.

Crews have been trained to handle them perfectly. The unfailing Maybach motor of 1,000 pounds, owned and built by the Zeppelin works, is the only absolutelj' reliable aerial motor in the world an automatic wonder that runs itself and never stops. Thus, the airship is a perfectly handled vehicle in the air. in the worst storms. Its motors can 1)e repaired right on the ship while underway. In fact, a Zeppelin now does its work as automatically as any steamer. These demonstrations show that we have arrived at war in the air.

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