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Turkey in the First World War
 
 


Bleriot

Bleriot XI


Source: www.tayyareci.com

On July 25, 1909, Louis Bleriot accomplished the historic flight over the British Channel. The plane which attracted great attention among the public then began to be deployed by French and Italian armed forces. In 1912, Britain and Turkey were also using the same aircraft. Two of the Bleriot XI-b were used in Turkey. Three of a different two-seat model XI-2 and three of the single-seat model Pengouin were deployed by the Turkish Armed Forces as well.

 

Origin: France
Crew:
1-2
Engine:
1 x Gnome rotary engine
Power:
80 hp Wingspan: 10.38 m
Length:
8.20 m Height: 2.57 m
Maximum speed:
106 km/h
Range:
370 km Take-off weight: 600 kg
Armament:
none

 

 
 
 
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