The Bugatti 100P record plane

Created by Ettore Bugatti and Louis de Monge

2nd edition Jaap Horst

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ISBN : 978-90-8616-123-2
Language : English
Format : 220 x 285 mm
Pages : 220, hardcover
Approx. 400 photographs and drawings
Published by: Violaero

The development of this extremely advanced airplane with many novel features was started in 1937, for which Ettore Bugatti had hired the Belgian Louis de Monge as chief engineer. The first version of the airplane was planned as a speed-record airplane, a military version was to follow later. Tragically the Bugatti 100P airplane never flew, the Germans invaded Paris where it was being built before it was 100% ready. The airplane surprisingly survived the war, and still exists in the EAA museum in Oshkosh, USA. Both engines exist, and were built into Bugatti race-cars. Currently a flying replica is being constructed in the USA, built in such a way, that it will be aerodynamically the same as the original.

This book for the first time describes the complete history of this wonderfully beautiful streamlined airplane, as well as all of it’s novel systems. Also, the histories of both the plane’s creators are followed, from the early years of aviation.

Ettore Bugatti is of course well-known through his race- and sportscars from the years in between both worldwars, but he was also interested in many other technical devices. During the first world war airplane-engines were designed and built, the book describes these engines and derivatives in detail, showing also all the airplanes which used these engines, including the world’s first fully functional “modern” helicopter.

Louis de Monge built his first airplanes before WWI, during WWI he designed and produced modern propellers, sold under the name Lumière. After WWI many, often technically advanced, designs were made. The complete history of his many interesting inventions and lack of commercial success is published here for the first time.

The 2nd edition has a few additions, improvements and corrections compared to the 1st edition, amongst which more recent photographs of the replica 100P, new info on Louis de Monge, and additional information on the Breguet Léviathan airplanes.

You can also combine your order with other publications:

Jaap Horst

Some reactions to the book:

Hello Jaap,your new book arrived yesterday. What an achievement. It is a credit to you. The research and dedication you must have applied is incredible.

David Bruzas

Cher Ami Jaap, De 100P kwam gisteren aan in goede orde, en heeft mij een slapeloze nacht bezorgd. Wat een fantastisch document. Zeer interessant van begin tot eind……..natuurlijk een compilatie van alles wat je eerder hebt uitgegeven via de Pegasus/Bugatti Aircraft Association, maar nu in een logische uitgebreide samenvatting. Werkelijk super Engels ook, layout zeer goed, en ik heb je genomineerd voor de Bugatti Pullitzer Prijs! Dit oeuvre verdient to worden aangeschaft door alle Bugattisten met een horizont verder dan alleen maar met wielen op terra firma. Plan maar de 2de druk.

Kjeld Jessen

Last Friday I received your book – thank you for signing it.
Congratulations – you really did a first class job!!!
The book is of exeptionally good quality concerning the layout, printing and binding. As a (retired) mechanical engineer I appreciate most the lot of technical drawings, which you incorporated. This bulk of drawings is not self evident, there are a lot of books and magazines around which show beautiful photos of all kind of machinery but not a single drawing! Obviously a lot of writers (or editors) prefer to compose complicated descriptions (which I don’t understand sometimes even as an engineer!) instead of showing a technical drawing which makes clear how something is put together and works at a glance.

I am convinced that your text also will meet the high standard that is implied by the general impression of the book – I’m greedy reading it!

Werner Striek

Vive La Marque !!

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