Anatra Anadis

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Anatra Anadis
Role Fighter
National origin Russian Empire
Manufacturer Anatra
Designer Elisee Alfred Descamps
First flight 23 October 1916[1]
Number built 1
Developed from Anatra Anasal

The Anatra Anadis was developed in 1916 as a single-seat fighter variant of the Anatra Anasal reconnaissance biplane. The main difference between the two aircraft was the lack of a rear seat in the Anadis, plans for a forward-firing gun (not implemented) and a different engine.

Development[edit]

After the aircraft flew for the first time on 23 October 1916, the test pilot and designer modified the fighter to recover the second seat and carry extra fuel tanks, the idea being to use it to escape Russia in the event of the impending revolution.[1] Their plan was discovered and the modifications were reverted. Testing continued until 11 November 1916.

Despite glowing reports of the aircraft's performance, none were ordered and the prototype sat at the factory until October 1917. On the 14th the aircraft took off on a flight tour of Europe and crash landed in Romania.[1] That was the only known aircraft and there are no known photographs.[2]


Specifications[edit]

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Payload: 500kg (1102lb)
  • Length: 7.75m (24ft 7in)
  • Wingspan: 11.40m (37ft 5in)
  • Height: ()
  • Wing area: 37 m2 (398ft2)
  • Empty weight: 665kg (1466)
  • Loaded weight: 1165kg (2568lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza water-cooled V-8, 150hp (112kW)
  • Propellers: 1 propeller

Performance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gunston, Bill (1995). The Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft 1875-1995. Osprey. p. 1. ISBN 1 85532 405 9. 
  2. ^ a b Green, William; Swanborough, Gordon. "Anatra Andis" (1998), The Complete Book of Fighters. Salamander Books, Spain