Two months later the first military reconnaissance from such a balloon was made before the city of Maubeuge.
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Similar reconnaissance balloons were used later by other armies, notably by both armies during the American Civil War and by the British in Africa from to True military aviation began with the perfection of the navigable airship in the late 19th century and the airplane in the first decade of the 20th century. The brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright , who made the first powered, sustained, and controlled flights in an airplane on December 17, , believed such an aircraft would be useful mainly for military reconnaissance.
When they received the first contract for a military airplane from the U.
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The most formidable aircraft of the years before World War I were airships rather than airplanes. Airships were large self-propelled craft consisting of a rigid fabric-covered metal frame within which were gas bags containing a lighter-than-air gas such as hydrogen. The most ambitious examples of this type of craft were the huge airships designed and built in Germany by Ferdinand, Count von Zeppelin.
A typical zeppelin could carry five kg pound high-explosive bombs and 20 2. Experiments with arming airplanes were made spasmodically after , when August Euler took out a German patent on a machine-gun installation.
Bombing techniques evolved simultaneously. Dummy bombs were dropped on a target in the form of a ship by the American designer Glenn Curtiss on June 30, This test was followed by the dropping of a real bomb and the devising of the first bombsight.
The pin was pulled out over the target by tugging on a string. It was primitive but it worked. The Naval Wing of the RFC subsequently attempted to drop torpedoes from Short and Sopwith seaplanes , with some success, and efforts were soon under way to develop means to launch and recover such craft on shipboard. In —11 a Curtiss biplane had been flown from and onto wooden platforms erected over the decks of anchored U. The following year the old cruiser Hermes was fitted with a short deck from which seaplanes took off on wheeled trolleys that were fitted under their floats and dropped away as the machines became airborne.
Today, in this test center occupied by just over sixty employees, we are witnessing the transformation of some of those historical testing rooms and buildings: just as in years of Avio Aero history the development of aircraft engines has gone through innovative transformations.
All in different places, in Italy and in Europe. Fantetti suggests that this major restructuring of the test cells at Sangone came about in order to embrace product and technology evolution.
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The two new cells at Sangone are actually those where, at one time, entire engines were tested, such as the J79 or LM, and soon these renovated spaces will house a concentration of pure aeronautical technology: the power transmissions of the TP engine for the Airbus AM and the new GE Catalyst engine, destined for the Cessna Denali.
Everything was connected by cables, so if we fitted sensors to the rotating parts the cables would snap! Imagine how much more design information we can hand over to our colleagues.
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GE Aviation developed, and is still developing, digital tools to help manage an ever increasing amount of data processed through algorithms, therefore requiring an IT infrastructure that automates and standardizes the process for everyone, and also provides the data in real time. The Sangone Experimental Center has been revamped , with these new testing rooms and new products to test.
It is changing and transforming, but its DNA still remains the same, with an enduring connection to testing which enables innovative solutions to be found for the engines of the future. And, given the close proximity to the car industry, some day we could even spot a flying car in the skies over Turin. Stefano Rostagno.