Dewoitine P-3

The Dewoitine P-3 was a glider designed by Emile Dewoitine and built by Constructions Aéronautiques Émile Dewoitine in the early 1920s.

P-3
Role Glider
Manufacturer Constructions Aéronautiques Émile Dewoitine
Designer Emile Dewoitine
First flight 1923
Number built at least 2
Developed from Dewoitine P-2

Designa and development

The P-3 was an early glider from France, built almost exclusively fromwood with fabric covering those parts not skinned in ply veneer. The airframe was simple with rectangular section fuselage, one-piece wing sat an top,an all flying tailplane for pitch control with a rectangular fin and large rudder. The undercarriage consisted of a tail-skid and two mainwheels partially housed in the fuselage on both sides. The pilot sat in an open cockpit at the forward part of the wing centre-section, with an opening in the wing skin for his/her head.[1]

Operational history

Two P-3 gliders were purchased for Czechoslovakia in 1923, taking part in national meets and competitions.[1]

Specifications

Data from aviafrance : Dewoitine P-3[2], letectvi.cz : Dewoitine P-3[1]

General characteristics

  • Length: 5.7 m (18 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.25 m (36 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 1.25 m (4 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 15.5 m2 (167 sq ft)
  • Airfoil: Göttingen Gö 430
  • Empty weight: 110 kg (243 lb)
  • Gross weight: 180 kg (397 lb)

Performance

References

  1. "Dewoitine P-3". www.cs-letectvi.cz (in Czech). prague. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  2. Parmentier, Bruno (27 May 1998). "Dewoitine P-3". Aviafrance (in French). Paris. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
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