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AGO Seedoppeldecker

Страна: Германия

Год: 1913

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Журнал Flight

Flight, September 25, 1914.


2. The Ago Seaplane
  is of the engine-behind or "pusher" type. It is characterized by a peculiarly-shaped nacelle, which is very deep in front and runs to a horizontal knife edge at the rear. The engine - a 150 h.p. Argus - is mounted in the rear of the nacelle, and a short distance above the upper longitudinals. The centre portion of the trailing edge of upper and lower planes has been cut away in order to provide a clearance for the propeller. In front of the engine are the two seats arranged tandem fashion, the pilot occupying the front seat. To the trailing edge of the upper main plane, which has a considerable overhang, are fitted ailerons of large area. These have a greater chord at their outer ends than at the root, in order to render them more efficient.
  Carried on an outrigger consisting of four tail booms connected with struts and cross-members, and diagonally cross braced, are the tail planes, which consist of a slightly cambered fixed tail plane, to the trailing edge of which is hinged an undivided elevator, and of three vertical rudders. Two cylindrical tail floats take the weight of the tail planes when the machine is at rest.
  The two main floats, which are of the plain non-stepped type, are carried on a framework of steel tubes coming down from the lower main plane. In addition to the floats, four wheels are fitted for use over land. These wheels can be raised clear of the water by means of a lever in the pilot's cockpit when it is desired to start the machine from the sea.

Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
2. The Ago seaplane.
A.Imrie - German Naval Air Service /Arms & Armour/
Seaplanes were allocated consecutive numbers which at first were prefixed with 'D' for Doppeldecker (biplane) or 'E' for Eindecker (monoplane); however, after number 20 had been issued, the use of the prefix was discontinued. Shown here is Ago pusher seaplane D15 at Kolberg on 12 February 1914; built in 1913, this machine was powered by an 80hp Argus engine. The marine number marked on the nacelle is also carried on the outer surfaces of the outboard rudders. Following mobilization, 'Kiel' was additionally marked on the outboard sides of the floats.
Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
2. The Ago seaplane.