Levasseur PL.6
Страна: Франция
Год: 1926

Единственный экземпляр
Описание:
Levasseur PL 6
Flight, December 1926
The Paris Aero Show 1926
Фотографии

Levasseur PL 6

Levasseur PL 6 был разработан на основе технического задания французских ВВС 1925 года на создание двухместного дневного истребителя-разведчика. Его вооружение состояло из четырех пулеметов: двух неподвижных 7,7-мм Vickers и спаренных 7,7-мм Lewis на турели в задней кабине, предназначенных для защиты задней полусферы.
  Одностоечный биплан Levasseur PL 6 взлетел в 1926 году и тогда же был продемонстрирован на Парижском авиасалоне.
  Его конкурентами в конкурсе на двухместный истребитель (по классификации C2) были такие серьезные соперники, как Avimeta 88, Mureaux 3 и 4, Bleriot-SPAD S.60, Villiers Vil.24 и Wibault Wib.12. Ho в 1928 году от самолета C2 отказались, что и решило судьбу Levasseur PL 6.

Flight, December 1926

The Paris Aero Show 1926

LEVASSEUR

  THE firm of Pierre Levasseur, which is one of the largest contractors of aircraft to the French Navy, will exhibit at the Salon the following machines: (a) a three-seater shipboard reconnaissance aeroplane, with 450 h.p. Lorraine-Dietrich engine; (b) a two-seater fighter, with 500 h.p. Hispano-Suiza engine; (c) a transport aeroplane, with 420 h.p. Gnome-Rhone Jupiter engine.
  In addition, there will be found on the Levasseur stand wooden and metal propellers of various types, including the Levasseur-Reed duralumin airscrew, for which this firm is sole licensee for France.
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  The Levasseur VI C.2 Two-seater Fighter.- The Levasseur VI C.2 two-seater fighter is a landplane which answers the latest requirements of the French Military Air Service for this class of machines. The engine is a 500 h.p. Hispano-Suiza.
  Constructionally the machine resembles the three-seater shipboard reconnaissance aeroplane of the firm, particularly in respect to the fuselage which is built up on two main longitudinal frames in such a way as to do away with all metal fittings and wire bracing. This type of fuselage possesses a remarkable resistance to atmospheric variations. The wings have metal spars, the remainder of the framing being of timber.
  Dual control is fitted, and the petrol tank may be jettisoned by the pilot.
  A noteworthy point of the undercarriage is that no shock absorbers are fitted to the wheels, their springing being entirely effected by the use of special tyres.
  Specification of the Levasseur VI C.2 Two-seater Fighter.- Engine, 500 h.p. Hispano-Suiza; span, 12-20 m.; length, 8-75 m.; height, 3-10 m.; wing area, 40 sq. m.; weight, empty, 1,200 kg.; fuel load, 286 kg.; useful load, 500 kg.; weight, loaded, 1,986 kg.; max. speed, sea level, 215 km.p.h.; ceiling, 7,500 m.
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  On exceptionally clean lines was the P. Levasseur VI. C.2 two-seater fighter with Hispano engine. The general lines of this machine are illustrated by a sketch, while the undercarriage, which is chiefly remarkable on account of the absence of any springing other than that provided by the tyres, forms the subject of another sketch. Apart from its good lines the VI. C.2 is of straightforward design and construction. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque type, while the wings have metal spars and wood ribs.
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Единственный прототип PL 6 был оснащен 500-сильным (373 кВт) двигателем Hispano-Suiza 12Hb. 12 цилиндров этого мотора жидкостного охлаждения были расположены V-образно. Он также устанавливался на самолеты Potez 390 A2, Bleriot 127 и некоторые варианты Breguet Br. 19.
The sole prototype of the Levasseur P.L.6 which was intended to meet a 1925 Armee de l'Air two-seat fighter requirement.
The Pierre Levasseur two-seater fighter has a rigid undercarriage, the only springing being provided by the tyres.
Details of the rigid undercarriage on the P. Levasseur two-seater fighter.
The P. Levasseur VI C.2 two-seater fighter with 500 h.p. Hispano Engine.