Bugatti's non - automobile creations
The magnificent AutorailThe Royale project was doomed to fail, especially because of the international crisis. Bugatti though had already some 25 engines made, and designed the Autorail, a passenger Rail vehicle, using either 2 or 4 Royale engines. The design was utterly advanced for its time and set various speed and braking records, some of which stood until the 1970's. When hearing about Bugatti using drum brakes, conventional manufacturers ridiculed him, until he showed that the Bugatti could stop very much faster!!
Autorail 73 kB, original poster, from Jacob Munkhammar
Autorail 42 kB, original poster, from Jacob Munkhammar
Bugatti bicycle built from 1913 drawings and details from the Bugatti Trust. One of three known.
The smallest Bugatti, just 12.66 cc. recently photographed in France, the one prototype built in 1944. Dimensions are 24 x 28, plus supercharger and gear driven overhead valve gear. It was capable of 10,000 RPM. (Info from Classic Bike, May 2001, provided by Bo Söderberg)
The Bugatti Aero engine (WWI)
Bugatti 1917 16 cylinder Aero engine 120 kB, See for more information The Bugatti revue Photo: Jacob Munkhammar
King - Bugatti 1918 16 cylinder Aero engine 20 kB, Made at the Duesenberg factory and redesigned by Brady King, the war ended when only some 40 engines had been produced and production was stopped. See for more information The Bugatti revue
The Bugatti Airplane
Now on display in Oshkosh!
See for more information The Bugatti revue and of course the Bugatti Aircraft Association
Photographs by Dennis Hamaker
Below some pictures of a 1:18 miniature of the airplane, built by Dennis Hamaker (and photographed). The miniatures are for sale!
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