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Aircraft identification
« on: February 23, 2020, 01:32:13 AM »
Does anyone know more about this plane? Looks funny with the big wheels ;D

Source: hippostcard.com
https://www.hippostcard.com/listing/205520-france-aviation-vendome-military-airplane-hauser-1607/14075436

I found the same/very comparable picture in the book "French Aircraft of the First World War". Its called Vend˘me experimental monoplane, but no more info.
A drawing or other pictures would be nice ???

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Re: Aircraft identification
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2020, 10:23:28 AM »
Interesting! Similar to so many French planes of the period. But those wheels... One does wonder if anyone ended up looking in vain for their bicycle when they stopped work that day.

There seems to have been a designer by the name of Raoul Vend˘me, probably the man responsible here. Wikipedia lists a biplane of his from 1909.
Here's a little bit about him, at  www.earlyaviators.com/evendome.htm . Really very little but there are some pics of other aircraft of his.

At a tangent, there's a curious machine from 1916 called the Vend˘me A3 with a layout somewhat like the Salmson-Moineau plane, but Raoul may have had nothing to do with that one.

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Re: Aircraft identification
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 07:03:47 PM »
There was also an image here: https://flyingmachines.ru/Site2/Crafts/Craft25748.htm identifying it as a 1912 Vendome Militaire

This aeroplane appears to have the large wheels too:




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Re: Aircraft identification
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2020, 07:06:16 PM »
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Re: Aircraft identification
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2020, 04:38:53 AM »
Thank you very much Mark and Richard!

I found some of his birds in this wikipedia list, but none of them with articles, only red links.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_(pre-1914)

gettyimages has even more pictures, if you look for Raoul Vend˘me.

Thanks!

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