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An illustration of a Bleriot monoplane seen from a 3-quarters view

Bleriot Monoplane XI french

Gaining attention as the aeroplane used in the first crossing of the English Channel, in 1909, the Bleriot Monoplane became one of the earliest single wing designs to be favored by early aviators. Two of the monoplanes were brought across the Atlantic to the 1910 Air Meet by pilot Louis Paulhan and performed admirably at the event.

Basic Information

WingspanHeightLengthWeight Fully LoadedEnginePower
25 ft. 7 in.10 ft. 9 in.25 ft.507 lbs. 1 Air-cooled Anzani 3-cylinder engine22-25 hp

An illustration of a Bleriot monoplane seen from the side

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