Antoinette Monoplane

Made:
1909 in France
maker:
Leon Levavasseur

Antoinette Monoplane, 1909. The elegant boat-shaped fuselage and the advanced fuel-injected eight cylinder engine showed the unconventional design thinking of Leon Levavasseur, a former artist. The first attempt to fly an aeroplane across the English Channel - an effort cut short due to engine failure - was made by Hubert Latham in July 1909 using a similar Antoinette Monoplane. This view shows the front section of the fuselage.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1926-542
type:
aeroplanes, aircraft and monoplanes
credit:
Blackburn Aeroplane & Motor Co. Ltd.

Parts

Antoinette Aircraft

Antoinette Aircraft

Antoinette Aircraft (less one wing)

Object Number:
1926-542 Pt1
type:
aircraft
Antoinette Aircraft wing

Antoinette Aircraft wing

Antoinette Aircraft wing

Object Number:
1926-542 Pt2
type:
wing
Antoinette Aircraft parts - 3 struts

Antoinette Aircraft parts - 3 struts

Antoinette Aircraft parts - 3 struts, 12 wires

Object Number:
1926-542 Pt3
type:
braces (supporting elements) and wire