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43.4 x 29.0 cm ⏐ 17.1 x 11.4 in (300dpi)
MARK WILLIAMSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK WILLIAMSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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A vintage Bleriot XI aircraft on display at the air and space museum in Le Bourget, near Paris, France. Louis Bleriot made the first flight of a heavier-than-air craft across the English Channel in this type on 25 July 1909. The aircraft has a wooden frame, canvas or linen covered wings and bicycle wheel landing gear. Its wooden propeller is powered by a small piston engine.
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