Tellier T.3

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Tellier T.3
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Tellier
First flight 13 Sep 1916 [1]
Introduction Feb 1917 [1]
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
US Army Air Roundel.svg U.S.A.
Number built 110[2]-~190[1]
Wingspan 15.6 m (51 ft 2 in)[3]
Engine 200hp Hispano-Suiza 8Ac vee
Armament front flexible MG and
2×35 kg (77 lb) bombs
Crew 3
Max Speed 130 km/h (81 mph)[4] or 145 km/h (90 mph)[3][note 1]
Climb 500 m (1,640 ft) in 2:45[5]
1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 6:30[5][3]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 15:30[5]
2,500 m (8,200 ft) in 24:00[5]
Endurance 4:30 [5]

In WWI the French were great proponents of flying boats, and the Tellier T.3 served with distinction alongside flying boats from F.B.A., Donnet-Denhaut, and Levy-Besson. Tellier was already accomplished at building boats before the war, and the Tellier flying boats had the reputation of having the best hull of any flying boat. About 190 were built and from February 1917 through the end of the war they were used for anti-submarine and mine patrols. The USA inherited at least 32 T.3's, which they operated from Le Croisic naval station starting in November 1917. [1]

Russia, via Dux, had plans to build at least twenty, but the hulls and wings were still in storage awaiting the arrival of engines when Russia exited the war. [6]

The RNAS acquired two for evaluation but there was never a production order.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Tellier T.3.

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Notes
  1. With 130 km/h (81 mph) cruising speed.[3]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Davilla, p.529.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nowarra, p.134.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Nowarra, pp.204-205.
  4. Davilla, p.531.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Davilla, p.524.
  6. Durkota, p.356.
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.
  • Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, and Victor Kulikov. The Imperial Russian Air Service. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0-9637110-2-4
  • 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