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Pescara-Guidoni Torpedo Seaplane

Страна: Италия

Год: 1914

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In 1913 a lawyer - Pateras Pescara - submitted to the Italian naval Ministry an idea for a torpedo-carrying seaplane, which was approved. Possibly because Pescara was a lawyer with little practical engineering knowledge the Naval Ministry ordered the naval officer Lt. Allessandro Guidoni to assist in the building of this seaplane.
  The machine was eventually realized as a big monoplane with two engines (2 Gnomes of 100 hp each, making it a total of 200 hp. These were no 200 hp Gnomes making it a total of 400 hp). The propellers were 'mid-ship' and were counter-rotating. Starting the engines must be hell The propellers cannot be seen on this picture (faded).
  The floats were attached to the fuselage via a great number of struts. I have the feeling that the drawing does not get this maze of struts right!
  As Lt. Guidoni was doing a lot of the designing, he introduced hydrovanes of his own design on the floats. In Italy there was much research in hydrovanes by Italian engineers like Forlani, Ricaldoni and Guidoni.
  The machine was a good flyer and even dropped (february 1914) a dummy torpedo weighing 750 Ibs. In the picture it is shown starting in the neighbourhood of Venice.
  Development was stopped in 1914, presumably of the outbreak of the war.

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Another view of the Pateras Pescara hydravion of 1913/14. Clearly in this view can be seen that only the pilot is in the machine. The second place - the one after the engine department - is not taken.
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