Besson H-6

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Besson H-6
Role Single-seat postal flying-boat
National origin France
Manufacturer Marcel Besson
First flight 1921

The Besson H-6 was a French single-seat postal flying-boat designed by the Marcel Besson company of Boulogne.[1]

Development[edit]

The H-6 was a single-seat triplane flying-boat powered by a Clerget 9B radial piston engine. The engine was mounted on the leading edge of the centre wing and drove a tractor propeller.[1]

The H-6 was displayed at the 1921 Salon de l'Aeronautique in Paris.[1][2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 8.20 m (26 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.25 m (30 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 3.10 m (10 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 30.0 m2 (323 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 864 kg (1,905 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Clerget 9B radial piston engine, 97 kW (130 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn)
  • Range: 500 km (311 mi; 270 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 3,600 m (11,811 ft)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Orbis 1985, p. 655
  2. ^ "The Marcel Besson single seater fly boat type H.6" FLIGHT, November 24th 1921, photos and text description

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.