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November 1, 1919

Comparative Averages of Characteristics for Several Pursuit and Reconnaissance Airplanes

The Vought Flying Boat, Model VE-10

The Lawson Airplane C-2


Comparative Averages of Characteristics for Several Pursuit and Reconnaissance Airplanes

The following average figures have been based upon a number of type airplanes used in the war, namely—American DH-4, Breguet 14 A2, Salmson 2-A-2, AR2, Sopwith 1-A2, Sop. Camel F-l, Spad VII, Spad XI, Spad XIII, Nieuport 28 and SE-5. The above planes have been divided into two classes, one place pursuit types and biplace reconnaissance.


The Vought Flying Boat, Model VE-10

The Vought three-seater flying boat, Model VE-10, is one of the latest productions coming from the Lewis & Vought factory at Long Island City, in which was designed and built the well-known VE-7 advanced training machines of the U. S. Army Air Service.


The Lawson Airplane C-2

The Lawson airplane C-2 has been constructed strictly as a commercial, not a war, type. It has been designed with the view of carrying passengers, but by removing the seats, either mail or express or similar cargo can be carried. Main Planes.

Airplane Demand and the Art of Kiln Drying

Few are the trades or arts which have not been profoundly impressed by our participation in the Great War. The normal progress of ten years has been crowded and condensed into four and in some eases into less than two years. Wood workers, an admittedly unscientific and paternalistic group, had unprecedented pressure brought to bear to produce and produce, not their regular output of lumber, furniture, pianos and the like, but an unheard-of volume of airplanes, gunstocks, motor transports, emergency housing, wooden ships, and other products of the forest.


The Importance of Pigmented Protective Coverings

The use of pigmented protective coverings on wings was begun in the U. S. Air Service some time in the winter of 1917 or in the spring of 1918. At first their use was confined to those planes to be shipped overseas. Much later the provision was made to use these pigmented coverings on all planes, combat and training alike.



THE Air Mail Service has just issued a record of forced landings for the six month period ending in November, which makes very interesting reading. For each forced landing 8,988 miles were flown, which is quite a respectable figure, and certainly one which the automobile cannot even approach as regards breakdowns.

Tension in Diagonal Airship Bracing Wires

Fig. 1 represents a portion of a rigid airship, A1 A2, A3, etc., being the area of the respective longitudinal girders, Y1, Y2, Y3, etc., being their vertical distances from the longitudinal axis of the ship. The vertical downward force of the loads and the upward lift of the gas causes a vertical shear force and bending moment on the ship.


The Vickers-vimy Commercial Airplane

This airplane is a modification of the Vickers Vimy Bomber, which was the prototype of the Vicker Vimy Transatlantic; this is merely mentioned to show that this airplane has been flown under stringent war conditions, and to call attention to the obvious advantage of an airplane that can be used either for war or commercial purposes by the rapid interchangeability of the respective fuselages.

The Curtiss Eagle Transport Airplane


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