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Raul Pateras Pescara

Raul Pateras Pescara de Castelluccio (born in Buenos Aires in 1890 and died in Paris in 1966), marquis of Pateras-Pescara, was an Argentine lawyer and inventor specializing in seaplanes and helicopters, as well as motors, compressors, and the Pescara free-piston engine.

The beginning of the 20th century, his family returned from Buenos Aires to Europe. He worked with Gustave Eiffel on wind tunnel research to test a model torpedo-launching seaplane named the Pateras Pescara.G. Eiffel Air resistance and aviation, p. 240

In 1912, the Italian Ministry of the Navy tested the first aquatic torpedo launcher, based on the Pescara's model. Pescara met Alberto Santos Dumont in Paris at the beginning of the First World War.

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