Amati Bleriot Airplane Model Kit

Item Number AM1712/01

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“England’s isolation has ended once for all!”?So wrote on English newspaper the day after Louis Bleriot flew across the English Channel from France.
rThe French aviation pioneer in his modified type XI monoplane, took off from Les Baraques near Calais at 4.41am on July 25 1909 and landed at 5.17am in Northfall Meadow near Dover.The Bleriot XI made its debut at the Paris Salon de d’Automobile et de l’Aeronatique in December 1908, in the aeronautical section, along with two other Bleriot planes: the type IX and the type X. In October 1908 the London Daily Mail had offered a prize of ? 1,000 to the first aviator to cross the Channel in either direction. Bleriot’s exploit was proceded by the unsuccesful attempt of another aviation pioneer: Humbert Latham.
rThe Bleriot XI had an outstanding career. Apart from its sporting activities it was also the first plane sold to the French Army and the first to serve during military operations.
rThe construction kit has all the wooden and laser cutted parts, fabric cover for the wings, metal and brass parts and photo-etched metal parts.?Display model, not suitable for motor or engine.
rScale 1:10 – Total Length cm. 78 (30.7″) – Total Width cm. 84 (33″)

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Weight 1 lbs
Historical Information

"England's isolation has ended once for all!" So wrote one English newspaper the day after Louis Bleriot flew across the English Channel from France. The French Bleriot XI was an emblematic aircraft of the pioneering era and became famous on July 25th, 1909, as Louis Bleriot successfully crossed the English Channel from Calais to Dover in 36 minutes and 30 seconds. Designed by Louis Bleriot and Raymond Saulnier, the Bleriot XI was a light, sleek monoplane built using oak and poplar wood with cloth covered wings. It was powered by a very reliable, simple Anzani 3 cylinder 25 HP engine. The plane's sporting achievements, robustness, functionality and piloting ease contributed greatly to its commercial success. It was actually the first aircraft in the history of flight to be used in war, as Italian Capitano Piazza piloted a Bleriot during the Libyan campaign between 1911 and 1912.