Other Regia Aeronautica aeroplanes

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  1. al49

    al49 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    if you are interested in Italian Regia Aeronautica aeroplanes, you may find of interest this little book (47 pages in A4 format) just printed by the well known Italian historian Giorgio Apostolo:
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    Inside you will find information on almost unknown aircraft or projects like the AUT 18 fighter
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    and the reconnaissance/medium bomber AUT 45
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    and the very unusual project for a fast fighter, project MB 902, where two DB 605A-1 were to be installed in tandem in the fuselage to power two propellers, paired in tandem and rotating in the opposite sense, to be installed on wings.
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    Text is in Italian only but if are at all interested you can have a look at Giogio Apostolo website
    Untitled Document
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    Seems like an interesting book :)

    The last one seems like a mechanical nightmare made true. I, at least, would've never wanted to be part of a design team trying to make that configuration work at all.
     
  3. al49

    al49 Well-Known Member

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    Well, something similar, even if not so complicate has been done on the racer Macchi MC 72 where two AS-5 motors were coupled to make the special AS-6. Each engine driving a contra-rotating propeller.
    Here are couple of pictures taken from Ali d'Italia special no. 26.
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    If you don't know this aeroplane, you can have a look here:
    Macchi M.C.72 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Cheers
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    The MB 902 is really an ingenious approach. Very cool post!
     
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