Italian Aeronautical Lab Reports

Collection ID:
Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale
Physical Description:
0.21 Cubic feet
(1 box)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This item consists of a large bound volume of Italian reports that apparently relates to activities carried out by the Istituto Centrale Aeronautico (Central Aeronautical Institute) in the period 1916 through 1917. The volume, labeled "Istituto Sperimentale Aeronautico, Attivita della Sezione Aero-Idro-Dinamica, Anno 1916-1917," consists of blueprint reproductions of handwritten (in Italian) report pages (some oversized with foldouts), and includes 13 heavy brown cardstock pages each containing a dry-mounted toned original photograph or photograph copy of a detailed chart or drawing.
Scope and Contents
The reports begin with a detailed description of the hydrodynamic test apparatus (tunnel) used by the Institute, then proceed to report the test results on a variety of aircraft-related objects: propellers, hull designs (flying boats), rudders and/or vertical stabilizers, airfoil sections, dirigibles (rigid and non-rigid), bombs, shells, a radiator, a cylindrical tank, and Bréguet and Coanda wing designs. The reports include detailed engineering drawings, circuit diagrams, tables of results, etc. Also included are scale drawings for the following aircraft: "Biplano Orlandi," "Monoplano Orlandi," "Biplano per Cannone da 65" (Caproni type), and "Fiat 14B 100 h.p."

Immediate Source of Acquisition
United States Navy, Gift

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Preferred Citation
Italian Aeronautical Lab Reports, XXXX-0670, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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