Curtiss T Wanamaker Triplane

Curtiss T Wanamaker Triplane

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Curtiss Model T, or Curtiss Wanamaker Triplane was a large experimental four-engined triplane patrol flying boat of the First World War. When built, it was the first four-engined aircraft built in the United States, but only a single example was built, orders for a further 19 from the British Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) being cancelled. In 1915, the American businessman Rodman Wanamaker, who, prior to the outbreak of the First World War, had commissioned the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company to build a large flying boat, the Curtiss America to win the 10,000 prize put forward by the British newspaper, the Daily Mail for the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic, commissioned Curtiss to build a new, larger flying boat, which became known as the Wanamaker Triplane, or Curtiss Model T in Curtiss's then-current designation scheme (It was later retroactively re-designated Model 3 when Curtiss changed its designation system).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135897411
  • 9786135897418