Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919
SPYKER SINGLE-SEATER FIGHTER.
Type of machine Spyker single-seater Fighter.
Name or type No. of machine V.3.
Purpose for which intended Air Fighting.
Span 8.190 m.
Overall length 6.100 m.
Maximum height 2.6 m.
Engine type and h.p. Spyker 180 h.p. Rotary.
Load per sq. in. 25 kg.
Petrol tank capacity in gallons 28 gallons.
Oil tank capacity in gallons 4 gallons.
Speed 180 km. per hour.
To 1,000 ms. in minutes 3 minutes with full load
Armament: 2 machine guns.
W.Green, G.Swanborough The Complete Book of Fighters
SPYKER-TROMPENBURG V.3 Netherlands
The N V Nederlandsche Automobiel- en Vliegtuigenfabriek Trompenburg, manufacturer of the Spyker automobile, developed the Spyker-Trompenburg V.3 single-seat fighting scout in 1918, specifically to meet a requirement of the Army’s Aviation Division, the LVA (Luchtvaartafdeling). Contracts were placed for 72 V.3 fighters on behalf of the LVA, a further 20 for the naval air component, the MLD (Marineluchtvaartdienst), and six for the LVA of the Royal Netherlands Indies Army. The V.3 was a single-bay unstaggered biplane of wooden construction with fabric covering and powered by a 130 hp Clerget rotary engine. Proposed armament comprised twin synchronised 7,92-mm machine guns. In the event, the prototype V.3 was not flown until July 1919, by which time, as a result of the Armistice, the LVA had cancelled its contract, and development of the V.3 was discontinued.
Max speed, 112 mph (180 km/h).
Time to 3,280 ft (1 000 m), 3.0 min.
Span, 26 ft 10 1/3 in (8,19 m),
Length, 20 ft 0 1/8 in (6,30 m).
Height, 8 ft 6 1/3 in (2,60 m).
Flight, August 28, 1919.
THE E.L.T.A. SHOW
THE SPYKER MACHINES.
Of the aeroplanes of Dutch design and construction the two Spyker biplanes exhibited are perhaps the neatest. There is about both types a certain cleanliness of outline which is very pleasing to the eye. Yet as regards their design and construction everything is simple and along common-sense lines.
One of the Spyker machines is a little single-seater sporting biplane, fitted with a 130 h.p. Spyker-Clerget engine. It follows standard practice as regards its general lay-out, having a single pair of inter-plane struts on each side. The wing bracing is in the form of fiat steel bands, not of the alleged stream-line section now used so extensively on our own machines, but truly plain fiat steel bands, fitted in duplicate side by side and in surface contact with one another. The terminals for these flat steel strips are extremely neat, and would appear to be a good deal less expensive to make than are our own neat but super-refined trunnion terminals for R.A.F. wires. The plane struts are of wood, stream-line section. Upper and lower planes are of equal span, and both are fitted with ailerons.
The fuselage is of the monocoque form of construction, and would appear to be of very good shape as regards air resistance. The controls are of standard type, the stick terminating at the top in a very convenient handle. A very complete set of instruments is carried on a neat instrument board in front of the controls. The top plane centre section is provided with windows so as to improve the pilot's view in an upward direction. A simple type of Vee undercarriage, having wood struts, is fitted, the axle being divided in the centre. In its show paint - the planes are yellow and the fuselage blue - the little Spyker scout looks extremely well, and has, we believe, a very good performance.