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#1 heshamh

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:06 PM

Hi,

 

the Astra-Nieuport company designed a large twin boom biplane with a span
of 25.5m,propellers were mounted at the nose of each boom,driven either by
a single central engine or or one in each boom,unclear if that aircraft was
still a project or never completed,that was in 1915/1916,who know more ?.



#2 Ricky

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:54 AM

Hi,

 

I've had a bit of a trawl and I can't find any Nieuport aircraft that matches this description.

Nieuport-Astra was a name that was used in 1919 after a merger, and was quickly replaced by Nieuport-Delage

 

The only aircraft Nieuport seemed to be involved with in 1915/16 were evolutions of the Nieuport 10

 

I found a reference on Wiki to a 'Nieuport Carton-Pate' twin-boom floatplane, but I can find nothing about such an aircraft

(there was a Carson Pate who invented a seaplane recovery system in 1949 :P )



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:43 AM

Yes Ricky,

 

you are right,it is Astra only,the aircraft was designed in 1915/1916.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:58 PM

Hmm, I may need a longer look.

 

I did find these interesting WW1 twin-boom craft though:

 

German

Ago CI & CII

Otto CI

 

Swiss

Häfeli DH-1



#5 heshamh

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:04 PM

Hi Ricky,

 

may be the aircraft was never left the drawing board.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:45 AM

I may have to surrender.

 

The only heavier-than-air craft I have discovered that were produced by Société Astra were some licenced Wright designs, the Astra C ( http://flyingmachine.../Craft28574.htm ) the Astra Triplane ( http://flyingmachine.../Craft28575.htm ) and this oddity ( http://flyingmachine.../Craft28333.htm ) which was built but not designed by Astra. Ican't find any potential designs.

 

 

The Caudron G.4 was a twin-engine, twin boom design from 1915...



#7 heshamh

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:16 PM

Hi Ricky,

 

a friend to me in anther forum,send to me that Astra twin boom aircraft project.

 

Astratwinboom_zps51004c4f.jpg



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