Packard-LePere LUSAC-11
Страна: США
Год: 1918

Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation

Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation

Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11 and LUSAC-21 (USA)

   The LUSAC-11 was a single-seat fighter of 1918 powered by a 317 kW (425 hp) Liberty 12 engine. Only 30 had been built by the Armistice, when orders for nearly 3,500 were cancelled. The 313 kW (420 hp) Bugatti 16-powered LUSAC-21 appeared after the war but remained a prototype.
1921 год - 10742 м. Использование отработанных газов для нагнетания воздуха в мотор позволило повысить его мощность на больших высотах. Лейтенант Джон Макриди из авиакорпуса Армии США на LePere LUSAC 11 с 400-сильным мотором Liberty с нагнетателем 21 сентября 1921 года установил мировой рекорд высоты 10 668 м.
Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11.
A Lepere airframe in the Packard Motor Car Co plant with a mock-up installation of the Bugatti engine.
The LUSAC 21. Note the four-bladed airscrew. A LUSAC 11 is behind. As far as is known, the airframes were identical except for the engine installation. The machine depicted here does not have a serial number displayed but it may be 40024 which was flown for a short time at McCook Field.