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Richard-Penhoet commercial seaplane

Description: This is a multi-engine monoplane with a central hull and without external bracing. The trim of the seaplane on the water is assured by two wing floats, one on each side of the hull 9 m. from its axis. It has a total power of 2100 HP. from 5 air cooled Jupiter radial engines.
Date: March 1, 1927
Item Type: Report
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Savoia seaplane S.55 : military or commercial

Description: The S.55 is a two engine twin hull seaplane built by Societa Idrovolanti Alta Italia (Seaplane Company of Upper Italy). The S.55 (Santa Maria) is to be used for an around the world flight In 1927. It will have a useful load of 7,500 lbs. and a cruising speed of 100 MPH.
Date: March 1, 1927
Item Type: Report
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The Francois Villiers marine pursuit airplane

Description: A traditional biplane design allows this craft to function with the speed and maneuverability necessary to perform as a pursuit aircraft while also being able to land on water. It featured retractable landing gear for water landings. It was powered with a 450 HP. Lorraine-Dietrich engine.
Date: April 1, 1927
Creator: Serryer, J.
Item Type: Report
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Liore-Olivier LeO 194 seaplane

Description: It's fuselage is made entirely of wood. It has 6 gasoline tanks each with a capacity of 255 liters. It is a single engine biplane with wings mounted above the body of the seaplane.
Date: April 1, 1927
Item Type: Report
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Fiat C.R. 20 pursuit airplane

Description: The Fiat C.R. 20 has an all metal frame covered with fireproof fabric, except for the area near the engines, which is covered in duraluminum. It is armed with 4 machine guns and is capable of 280 KPH.
Date: May 1, 1927
Item Type: Report
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Meteore 63 commercial seaplane

Description: Societe Provencale de Constructions Aeronautiques, builder of the "Meteore 63" has constructed a three engine (biplane) seaplane which has met conditions for a seaworthy certificate of the first class.
Date: May 1, 1927
Item Type: Report
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The Mureaux "Brunet 3C2" pursuit airplane

Description: Designed by Engineer Brunet, the 3C2 is an all metal monoplane with two engines and provision for six machine guns and 12 10 Kg. bombs.
Date: May 1, 1927
Creator: Serryer, J.
Item Type: Report
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The Boeing mail airplane

Description: The Boeing Mail Airplane is a biplane with cloth covered wings of wood and wire construction, a top speed of 130 MPH, and a fuel capacity of 100 gallons in two tanks.
Date: August 1, 1927
Item Type: Report
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Caproni airplane Ca 73 (commercial) and Ca 73 ter (military)

Description: The Caproni 73 is a biplane with medium thick wings, a rigid central section, and with each lateral extension forming a single cell and is powered by two 500 Isotta Fraschini "Asso" Engines.
Date: August 1, 1927
Item Type: Report
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Junkers Commercial Airplane G 31

Description: The three engine Junkers commercial Airplane, type G 31 is a further development of the earlier G 24. It is an all metal low wing monoplane with a total engine output of 1100-1200 HP.
Date: August 1, 1927
Item Type: Report
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Levasseur 8 transatlantic airplane

Description: "L'Oiseau Blanc" used by Nungesser and Coli in their unsuccessful attempt to fly from Paris to New York.
Date: August 1, 1927
Item Type: Report
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