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Historical image
posted by Beaver
Wed, Jul 1 2009


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Varese2002 wrote re: Historical image
on Wed, Sep 16 2009 7:44 AM

This is the Blériot Type XXIII racer which was entered in the Gordon Bennett race of 1911. Unfortunately the extremely short wing cannot be seen on this beauty of a picture.

More pictures of this racer are in the report of the Race in Flight

www.flightglobal.com/.../1911%20-%200582.html

Two of this machine were entered where Alfred Leblanc won the second place in the race and Gustav Hamel wrecked the machine completely after just a minute of flight !