Airfields & Airmen Cambrai by Mike O'Connor

By Mike O'Connor

This newest publication at the Airfields & Airmen of the 1st international conflict covers the earliest days of the RFC with the retreat from Mons. We stopover at the graves of Fokker Eindecker aces and the airfields the place the 1st Jastas have been shaped. additionally coated are airfields from which Allied aces akin to Beauchamp Proctor VC flew and there's a stopover at to the yankee cemetery at Bony that features a variety of aviators.

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See page 44) Shortly after the war began in 1914 the French government settled on just a few aircraft companies and their mainly parasol, or high wing designs, with the result that Blériot was left out in the cold. His type XI had the wings attached to the fuselage, which meant that observation of the ground was difficult. Louis now, to his dismay, found himself manufacturing other company’s products. In late 1914, though, fate transformed his fortunes. The aircraft manufacturer Armand Deperdussin was convicted of fraud, and his company was bought out by a group of businessmen with Blériot as chairman.

Thus, by the end of the war, Blériot had re-established himself as the leading French aircraft manufacturer. Post-war, like all the other aeroplane producers, Blériot struggled to maintain his existence and resorted to the manufacture of cars, motorcycles, boats and other products to survive. A number of civil and military aeroplanes were built, but in very small numbers. In 1935 his fortunes seemed on the turn with a profitable civil and military order from the government. More staff were recruited and loans taken to provide the facilities for their manufacture.

After Voisin went his own way, forming a company with his brother, Blériot continued on his own. He gradually improved his designs, though on a number of occasions escaped severe injury during crashes. By February 1909 Blériot was working on the machine which was to make him famous, the type XI, fitted with a 28hp Anzani engine. The duration of flight was gradually increased until he could remain airborne for over half an hour. In July of the same year he won the Prix du Voyage for a flight of 42 kilometres.

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