Schneider racers

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Re: Schneider racers

Postby schneiderman » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:09 pm

That one is from the photoarchive page of Flightglobal, they have a good selection of racing photos, all available as prints too.

Here is a picture of Webster crossing the finishing line

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Re: Schneider racers

Postby schneiderman » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:16 pm

Oh, and by the way the photo you posted of the S6b is actually the S6a N248 (now in the Solent Sky museum). For many years this was wrongly identified, and painted, as S1596.

Here is Boothman's winning S6b, S1595

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Re: Schneider racers

Postby TASSE » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:12 pm

Thanks again. I wondered why it was No 7 and not No 1.

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Re: Schneider racers

Postby schneiderman » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:29 pm

Three nations had signed up by the entry deadline at the end of 1930, Britain, Italy and France, with three entrants each. The order of starting was decided by drawing lots in the summer of 1930. Britain was selected first so their aircraft were 1, 4 and 7. Boothman's S6b S1595 was 1, the old S6a N248 was 4 and the second S6b S1596 was 7. Using the same tactical plan as in 1929 the idea was to go fast aircraft first, but running less than flat out, then a reliable back-up and finally the second fast aircraft flat out. In the event only the first run was required to secure a win so the others did not fly the circuit.
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Re: Schneider racers

Postby TASSE » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:39 pm

Post script.
There is one aircraft which deserves mention with regard to the Schneider Trophy, and that is the Macchi MC 72.
The MC 72 was designed and built for the last event at Calshot but was not ready in time owing to carburation problems.
After these had been cured the MC 72 took the world speed record at 440.681 mph for twin float piston powered seaplanes which it still holds to this day. It was powered by two Fiat engines coupled in tandem driving contra rotating airscrews.

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Re: Schneider racers

Postby TASSE » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:46 pm

And more

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Re: Schneider racers

Postby TASSE » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:11 pm

The Dowoitine HD 410 was designed and built for the 1930 Schneider event but never entered.

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Also there were the Bernard HV 220 and the Nieport Delarge 651 and 652.
Can anyone show photos of these please.

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Re: Schneider racers

Postby schneiderman » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:06 pm

Hi Roy,

Nice top view of the D410, I've been looking for one like that for some time. Where does it come from?

Here is a fairly well known picture of the Bernard HV220

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And this is the NiD651, it appears to be a mock-up

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Re: Schneider racers

Postby TASSE » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:24 pm

Its from Les Avions Dewoitine by R Danel and J Cuny (Docavia 17) French text.

There are more photos and a drawing of the projected HD 412.
If you cant get the book then let me know and i will post photo copies of the article to you.

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Re: Schneider racers

Postby schneiderman » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:23 pm

Hi Roy,

Ah yes, I've been trying to track down a copy of that for some time. Surprisingly difficult to find and prices close to €100 for the few available. So yes please, I would appreciate photocopies. If you include your address I will send a few goodies to you in exchange.

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