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Aeromarine 700
Aeromarine 700, prototype of floatplane torpedo-bomber, land or ship-based (1917)

Just like Supermarine later in UK, Aeromarine object was obvious as a company: Manufacturing seaplanes and floatplanes. This company was founded in Keyport, New Jersey, USA, by Inglis M. Upperçu, operating from 1914 to 1928 and until 1930 as the Aeromarine-Klemm Corporation after its fusion with Klemm. After Uppercu, the company was also headed by Joseph J. Boland, while Harry Bruno was its promoter, and producing not only about twenty planes but also numerous aircraft engines. Since the beginning the company targeted the Navy with dedicated long range patrol flying boats. The best known and prolific models were the 39 and 40 produced during the Great war. After the war, the company reconverted to the civilian market and opened early regularly scheduled flights, well helped by Harry Bruno insight and flair for potential of transportation airflight. From 1928, Aeromarine began producing mostly Klemm aircraft designs, but did not survived the Great Depression. Aeromarine engines were still produced after the closure of the company through the Uppercu-Burnelli Corporation.
Aeromarine 39 onboard USS Langley
Aeromarine 39 onboard USS Langley during landing trials in October 1922.

Models

Production during the war, as shown here, was spread between licence production for De havilland, and the 2-seat amphibian trainer Model 39.
  • Aeromarine Model B (1910) Canard prototype
  • Aeromarine model 1914 Canard prototype
  • Aeromarine 39 (1917): 150 produced - two-seat land-or-water based trainer
  • Aeromarine M-1 (1917): 6 produced - advanced trainer
  • Aeromarine 700 (1917): 2 prototypes - torpedo bomber
  • Aeromarine DH-4B (1917): 125 licence-built Airco DH.4 for de Havilland
  • Aeromarine 40 (1918): 50 built - Two-seat flying boat trainer

Aeromarine 39 (1917)

Aeromarine 39
Specifications Aeromarine 39:
-Length: 29 ft 5 in (8.97 m), Wingspan: 36 ft (10.97 m), Height: 10 ft 5 in (3.18 m), Wing area: 330 ft² (30.7 m²)
-Empty weight: 1,231 lb (558 kg), load 180 lb (82 kg)
-Crew: 1 or 2
-Powerplant: Le Rhône 9J Rotary, 110 hp (82 kW)
-Performances: Top speed 90 mph (145 km/h), Cruise 75 mph (121 km/h), Range 250 mi (402 km), Ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,876 m), Climb: 700 ft/min (3.6 m/s)
-Armament: 2x synchonized 0.303 Vickers machine guns.

Aeromarine 39 on trials testing Pratt's arresting hook
Aeromarine 39 on trials testing Pratt's arresting hook

Aeromarine 40 (1918)

Aeromarine 40
Specifications Aeromarine 39:
-Length: 29 ft 5 in (8.97 m), Wingspan: 36 ft (10.97 m), Height: 10 ft 5 in (3.18 m), Wing area: 330 ft² (30.7 m²)
-Empty weight: 1,231 lb (558 kg), load 180 lb (82 kg)
-Crew: 1 or 2
-Powerplant: Le Rhône 9J Rotary, 110 hp (82 kW)
-Performances: Top speed 90 mph (145 km/h), Cruise 75 mph (121 km/h), Range 250 mi (402 km), Ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,876 m), Climb: 700 ft/min (3.6 m/s)
-Armament: 2x synchonized 0.303 Vickers machine guns.

Aeromarine 40

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