Bleriot XI
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Height: 2. 5m. Length: 7.8 m. Wingspan: 8.2 m. One Anzani three cylinder engine, air cooled, 25 HP, which is a motorcycle engine. All wooden aircraft, strengthened with piano wires.
Fabric covered wings, two-bladed wooden propeller. Wire wheels with shock absorvers made of rubber cords. Tail skid. This type was the first plane to cross the English channel.
Later models were equipped with Gnome engines of 60 to 80 HO. This type could carry passengers in a second cockpit. It was used for observation missions in WWI.