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Buscaylet-de Monge 5/2
Role Single-seat fighter
National origin France
Manufacturer Buscaylet et Cie
Designer Louis de Monge
First flight 1923
Number built 1
Developed from de Monge 5/1

The Buscaylet-de Monge 5/2 was a 1920s French single-seat, parasol-wing fighter prototype designed by Louis de Monge for the Buscaylet et Cie company.[1]

Design and developmentEdit

The 5/2 was based on de Monge's earlier 5/1 racer and was of metal construction with both wood and metal skinning.[1] The 5/2 was powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Hispano-Suiza 8Fb inline piston engine.[1] The parasol-wing fighter retained the ability inherited from the 5/1 racer to attach stub-wings to convert the aircraft to a sesquiplane.[1] The aircraft was intended to use two forward-firing synchronised machine guns but they were not fitted to the prototype.[1] The 5/2 was first flown in 1923 but after testing it was decided it was too advanced for use and development was abandoned.[1]

SpecificationEdit

Data from [1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.15 m (23 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.90 m (35 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 2.70 m (8 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 24.00 m2 (258.3 sq ft)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,350 kg (2,976 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8Fb inline piston, 220 kW (300 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 270 km/h (168 mph; 146 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 7,500 m (24,606 ft)</ul>Armament
  • Guns: two forward-firing synchronised 0.303in machine guns (intended)
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ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Orbis 1985, p. 999

BibliographyEdit

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