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Empress monoplane

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1909

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M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)


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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)


Fletcher Monoplane

  The Fletcher Monoplane was a single-seat tractor type with features of the Antoinette and the Bleriot. It was designed by C. A, Fletcher of Manchester and built during 1909. The engine was a five-cylinder Empress rotary. First tests were made on 29th December, 1909, at Heaton Park, Manchester, and the machine flew during the following month. Wing area, 345 sq. ft. Weight empty, 365 lb.

M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Empress monoplane outside the Empress factory. Charles Fletcher is on the far right.