FVM Triplanet (the Triplane, Advanced Trainer, 1918-1919)

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Swedish Army Aviation Triplanet

This was first own design of FVM (the Army Aviation Company’s workshop at Malmen). The aircraft was intended for advanced training. It was flown for the first time in September 1918. The aircraft behaved well in the air and was flown by several pilots. However, in April the next year it came into an uncontrollable spin. Both aboard were killed in the crash.

The Triplane was fitted with a 90 hp rotating Thulin A engine.   

Photo at top: Lieutenants Paul af Uhr and Nils Rodéhn in front of the Triplane. The latter made the maiden flight with the aircraft.

Photo below: Model displayed at Flygvapenmuseum (Swedish Air Force Museum).

Length:  6,50 m. Span: 9,00 m.  Maximum take-off weight: 990 kg. Max. speed: 150 km/h.

Swedish Army Aviation Triplanet. Model at the Swedish Air Force Museum, Linköping

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Updated 2010-07-12