Hurel-Dubois HD.10

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HD.10
Hurel Bois 10 Musee du Bourget P1020240.JPG
Role Research aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Hurel-Dubois
First flight 25 August 1948
Retired 28 September 1954
Number built one

The Hurel-Dubois HD.10 was a French research aircraft first flown in 1948 to investigate Maurice Hurel's ideas about high aspect ratio wings. It was a single-seat monoplane with retractable tricycle undercarriage and twin tails, featuring a very high aspect-ratio wing of 32.5:1. This was mounted above the aircraft's enclosed cockpit and braced with struts. Construction was of metal throughout. Between 1948 and 1954, this aircraft accumulated some 218 hours 27 minutes of flight time and is now preserved in the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace in Paris.


Specifications[edit]

Data from aviafrance[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 5.15 m (16 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.00 m (39 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 4.50 m2 (48.4 sq ft) [2]
  • Aspect ratio: 32.5:1[2]
  • Gross weight: 480 kg (1,058 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Praga D air-cooled flat four, 56 kW (75 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn)
  • Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,000 ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parmentier, Bruno. "Hurel-Dubois HD-10". Aviafrance. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Bridgeman 1951, p. 127c.
  • Bridgman, Leonard (1951). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1951–52. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 523–24. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 896 Sheet 30. 

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