Curtiss A-1 Triad


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Curtiss A-1 Triad

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Curtiss A-1 TriadA three-view drawing (800 x 831)

 ENGINE1 x 75 hp Curtiss V-8
  Take-off weight715 kg1576 lb
  Empty weight420 kg926 lb
  Wingspan11.28 m37 ft 0 in
  Length8.71 m29 ft 7 in
  Height2.69 m9 ft 10 in
  Wing area26.57 m2286.00 sq ft
  Max. speed97 km/h60 mph

Kevin Fields, e-mail, 01.02.2017 05:16

The original designation was Curtiss Hydroplane. When the US Navy adopted it, it was designated A-1. It developed the nickname "Triad" because it was amphibious (land, sea, air). Curtiss later retroactively designated it Model E.


Terrence Murphy, e-mail, 01.03.2014 23:52

As always with Curtiss aircraft, it's very hard to keep track of all the various designations. This airplane has been referred to at various times as the: Curtiss Hydroplane,"Triad" hydroaeroplane, Model E, and the A-1.


Jim Lally, e-mail, 09.01.2012 21:21

In flight video of the A-1 can be accessed on YouTube search, enter JFL9180
The A-1reproduction from the Curtiss Restoration Shop was powered by an original Curtiss 90hp overhead valve, water-cooled V-8 engine. You can also see flight of the 1914 America,the world's first multi-engine flying boat.


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