Thomas-Morse MB-7
Варианты:
Thomas-Morse - MB-7 - 1921 - США
Страна: США
Год: 1921


Описание:
Thomas Brothers и Thomas-Morse. Самолеты
Flight, October 1922
THE 1922 PULITZER TROPHY RACE
Фотографии

Thomas Brothers и Thomas-Morse. Самолеты

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  Один MB-3 доработали в гоночный MB-6, а аналогичная конверсия MB-3A получила обозначение MB-7.
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Flight, October 1922

THE 1922 PULITZER TROPHY RACE

  The Thomas-Morse Machines. - In addition to six M.B.3 biplanes, which are more or less conventional pursuit-type machines,, and one M.B.7, a parasol monoplane similar to that entered in last year's race, the Army had two new Thomas-Morse racers in this year's race of a very interesting type.
  Apart from the general design, the M.B.7 is of orthodox wood construction, with fabric-covered wings and fuselage. The principal characteristics are: Span, 24 ft.; length 18 ft 6 ins.; height, 7 ft. 3 ins.; chord (mean), 5 ft.; angle of incidence, 1°; dihedral, 5°; wing section, mod. U.S.A 27; total wing area, 112 sq. ft.; engine, Wright H.3, 400 h.p.; weight (laden), 2,000 lbs.; loading/h.p., 5 lbs.; loading/sq. ft., 17-8 lbs.; speed range, 60-5-180 m.p.h.
MB-7 стал финальным гоночным самолетом "Thomas-Morse". Два самолета построили по заказу ВМС США, они без успеха приняли участие в авиагонках на приз Пулитцера в 1921 и 1922 годах.
THE THOMAS-MORSE "M.B.-7" MONOPLANE: This machine was flown in the Pulitzer Race by Col. H. E. Hartney, who had engine trouble and crashed. A lighted match from souvenir hunters resulted in the machine being totally destroyed. Span, 24 ft.; chord, 5 ft. 6 ins.; overall length, 18 ft. 6 ins.; total wing area, 112 sq. ft.; weight loaded, 1,975 lbs.; weight/sq. ft., 17-6 lbs.; weight/h.p., 4-98 lbs.; engine, 320 b.p. Wright.