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Coanda monoplane

Coanda monoplane

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G1420. Henri Coanda, son of the Rumanian War Minister prior to WW1, had trained as an engineer in France. He exhibited his first aircraft at the Paris Salon of 1910. This example shown here is undergoing stress checks on the wings, at this period of aviation development many pilots were wary of monoplanes as they well understood what would happen should the wings fold up in flight. It took many years before designers and pilots realised that this shape would be the best for flight.
PublisherBritish Colonial Aeroplane Company
ContributorBristol Aero Collection
Creatorcorporatename - British Colonial Aeroplane Company
Datecreation - Circa 1912
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White
Formatdimension.W - 240 mm
dimension.H - 220 mm
SourceBristol Aeroplane Company, Limited
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Filton