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Postcard of Aeroplane engine & model of Bleriot aeroplane.
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Aeroplane engine & model of Bleriot aeroplane

This display at the Museum of Flight at East Fortune in East Lothian features a French-designed Anzani military-type aero-engine and a model of a Bleriot aeroplane (XI). The Bleriot plane was the first to cross the English Channel, flown by Frenchman, Louis Bleriot in 1909. The engine dates from 1910 and was fitted to a Bleriot aeroplane.

The air-cooled petrol engine engine has three cylinders arranged in a 'Broad arrow' or 'Fan' pattern. It is complete with carburettor but lacks a magneto. The nameplate has the markings 'Anzani S.C.D.G. & 1026'. The model Bleriot is built to a scale of one-and-a-half inches to one foot.

On July 25 1909 Louis Bleriot became the first person to fly across the English Channel in an aeroplane, his Bleriot XI. The XI was a monoplane design which was rare at the time, most aircraft constructors preferring the biplane layout. Bleriot monoplanes were used in the early years of World War I as gun platforms.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-222-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1921.22.1
Date: 1909
Engine: 1910; Model: 1909
Material: Inscription: No. 1026
Dimensions: 105 mm D (cylinder)
What: Aeroplane engine, Anzani
Aeroplane, Bleriot / model
Subject: 1. AERONAUTICS, Aeroplanes (Departmental Classification)
1. AERONAUTICS, Piston engines (Departmental Classification)
Who: Anzani (Eponym)
Bleriot aeroplane XI
Description: Model of Bleriot aeroplane (XI), to a scale of 1 1/2 inches to 1 foot, 1909
Anzani military type aeroplane engine complete with carburettor but without a magneto, built in 1910
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