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Deperdussen-B - $3.50

The planes' use by the French Air Force (then Aviation Militaire) was very brief, due to their frailty and lack of weapons. In February 1914, an experiment was made to install a machine gun in the nose of the craft, but it was not followed up.

Deperdussen Monoplane

Popular Deperdussen

The "popular" model of Deperdussen was produced in quantity and was a great improvement over the earlier Bleriot type machines.The Deperdussen has enough power and reliability to be able to make sustained cross-country flights and was also ideal for training. Therefore the aircraft equipped several flying schools, One of these aircraft third in the 1911 Daily Mail Circuit of Britain contest. During the course of it's life the Deperdussen was fitted with several different engines and seating arrangements. Versions of the Deperdussen were user by the military during 1912 and up to World War One.

Deperdussen details


Shown above is the exploded view of the Deperdussen

This Model is included on the
"Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines"
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