Technical data
Type Biplane Dux
Year 1912
Crew 1
Engines 1*70hp Gnome
Length 9.0m
Wingspan 12.7m
Wing area 30.0m2
Empty weight 345kg
Loaded weight 600kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 20
Power load (kg/hp) 8.6
Maximum Speed 86km/h

Biplane Dux 1912

18k photo from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.104;

Modification of Farman-VII. Had enlarged upper wing and modified tailboom and rudder.

Performance was better than one of original Farman-VII, and Dux-1912 won second price in 1912 military contest (first position was occupied by I.I.Sikorsky S-6B). Despite of this, military department continued to order standard Farman-VII, leaving promising modification without support...



References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.104;

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