LFG Roland D.II by Peter M. Grosz

By Peter M. Grosz

LFG Roland D.II КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ LFG Roland D.II (Windsock Datafile 47)By Peter M. GroszPublisher: Albatros Productions Ltd199440 Pages ISBN: 0948414626PDF17 MBhe LFG Roland D.II used to be a German single-seat fighter of global warfare I. the sort was once synthetic through Luftfahrzeug Gesellschaft, and likewise via Pfalz Flugzeugwerke less than license.The D.II used a plywood monocoque fuselage. layers of plywood strips have been spirally wrapped in opposing instructions over a mould to shape one 1/2 a fuselage shell. The fuselage halves have been then glued jointly, lined with a layer of material, and doped. the higher wing was once hooked up to the fuselage by way of a wide primary pylon, enormously impairing the pilot's ahead imaginative and prescient. Armament consisted of dual "Spandau" LMG 08/15 computer weapons buried within the fuselage decking.The D.II used to be first and foremost powered by means of a one hundred sixty hp Mercedes D.III engine, giving a best pace of 105mph at sea point. Later airplane, precise D.IIa, have been powered by way of an one hundred eighty hp Argus As.III. The As.III provided bad functionality above 3,000 m and the D.IIa was once as a rule relegated to operations at the japanese Front.Nicknamed Haifisch (shark) for its modern visual appeal, the D.II and D.IIa proved in most cases unpopular in carrier as a result of terrible fields of view and heavy controls. even though, it's also said that the airplane had rather delicate controls, rather within the yawing plane.[1] the sort is understood to were been utilized by Jasta 25 at their Canatlarzi base in Macedonia in 1917. importing BitroadDepositfiles eighty five

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Trader, St. P. Eddy, St. Louis 9. EASTBOUND. Waynoka to Port Columbus (7-9-29) NC-9648 CITY OF COLUMBUS 5-AT-C c/n 5-AT-57 Pilots: Dean W. ) Ai/plane chrislening was a common praclice in the lale 1920s. This was the opening of "Queen City Airlines" at Watson AirpOrl, Cincinnali, Ohio on Augusl 28, 1928. (Paul Mall) .. ly 8. 1929 . Ihe excllmg . opel1lng cel . emol1les , . It was less Ihan. e while on ils way to be deltvered 10 Maddux All' Lmes tn Los Angeles. a Ed BellS) A huge crowd turned OUI at Glendale to watch Charles Lindbergh Clnd Eddie Belande pilot the firsl TAT plane to head Eastbound on the new air-rail service on July 8, 1929.

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Note props turning near the people, a commOil ha:ard in the I920s. (Larkins Collection) 61 62 THE FORD TRI-MOTOR • 1926-1992 Airlines , t. J. ... . :-". ' ... ~. 63 . S' /J/ ~ p;~t;:;{,/7:~~P7/d'-:\rril'Q1 oflhe firsl Maddux Ford 01 Rogers Airporr, Los Angeles, on July 27, 1927. This lI'as 4-AT-7 wilh lemporary regislralion 3/14 (Ihis onlhe wing in some pholos), larer becoming NC-II02. II lI'asjloll'n by Larry Fril: and Ihe impressive passenger lisl included William B. Mayo, Eddie /-Icllnillon, J.

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