Commercial airplanes and seaplanes : thick wings or thin wings - all metal or mixed construction

POINT (Hanriot Airplane Factory)
naca-tm-174
December 1922


In this report we will consider, as the dominating characteristic, either the load carried, the speed, the radius of action, the fuel consumption, the activity of transport, or, lastly, the qualities of comfort and safety. The first four factors determine the theoretical efficiency, while the others determine its practical efficiency.

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