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Società Leonardo da Vinci Forlanini F.5
 
Forl-F5-01
 
The F.5, ordered by the Army and arriving in 1917, carried a crew of five, full defensive armament, a quantity of bombs, and travelled at an altitude of 6100m (20,000ft).
 
Forl-F5-02
 
Of light construction in proportion to its size, the envelope was divided into sveral compartments with a strong, yet flexible internal keel, which allowed the nacelle to be frmly attached to the hull of the airship.
 
The F.5 was decommissioned on 6 February 1918, then at Baggio, on the western outskirts of Milan, the F.5 met a firey end when it burnt in is hanger on 25 March 1919.
 
Propulsion: Two FIAT S.76-A, 250 hp
Props: 4 blade
Volume: 17,783 cu.m / 628,000 cu.ft
Length: 300 feet (91 m)
Maximum width: 66 feet (20 m)
Gas cells: 12
Max speed: 75 kph / 46.6 mph
Diameter: 20m / 65.6 ft
Flight ceiling: 20,000 feet (6,100 m)
Payload: 20,227 lb (9175 kg)
Crew: 5: commander, two officers, two mechanics
 
 
 
 


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