Borel-Odier B.O.2

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Borel-Odier B.O.2
Role Torpedo Seaplane
Manufacturer Borel
First flight August 1916[1][note 1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 90-92 [1]
Wingspan 20 m (65 ft 7 in) [1]
Engine 2×200hp Hispano-Suiza vees[2]
Armament forward flexible Lewis
rear flexible Lewis
650 kg (1,400 lb) torpedo [1]
Max Speed 124 km/h (77 mph) [1]
Range 520 km (320 mi) [1]

The Borel-Odier was a torpedo-carrying seaplane first designed in 1915, with unequal wings and a triple tail.[2] Ninety to ninety-two were ordered after a long testing cycle, but deliveries only began in August 1917. A handful were in service at the Armistice, but they never saw wide use due to poor performance and limited production.[1]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. The prototype was destroyed on its first test flight.[1]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Davilla, pp.77-78.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nowarra, p.128.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070