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Antoinette IV / VI / VII / VIII

 

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Designer Leon Levavasseur produce the first Antoinette (model IV) in 1908. The Antoinette IV was a single-engine one-seat monoplane with aft-mounted aileron surfaces. It was first flown at Issy on 9 October 1908 but was not demonstrated to the public until early 1909. English pilot Herbert Latham made a number of test flights with the type IV and attempted a Chsnnel crossing on 19 July 1909 but landed in the sea.
 
Several records were flown, like the first German cross country and the first time at 1000m height.
 
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Antoinette IV
 
The Antoinette V, first flown on 20 December 1908, was a variant of Antoinette IV with wing warping instead of ailerons.
The 1909 Antoinette VI was similar to the Type IV & V but with true ailerons (later converted to wing warping).
 
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Antoinette VI
 
Latham flew the improved Type VII in July 1909. This featured a warping wing control system, larger engine, and other minor changes.
 
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Latham’s “Antoinette”
 
In 1910 it too landed in the sea one mile short of the English coastline.
 
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Latham’s Fall into the Channel
 
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Antoinette VII
 
In 1910 Latham built his own Type VII using original Antoinette plans and it was flown regularly for several years in his experiments with monoplane designs.
 
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Latham Antoinette VII

 

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Küller’s Antoinette VII
 
Gijs Küller flew an Antoinette VII with an 50 hp E.N.V. engine at the 1910 Rouen meeting.
 
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Küller’s Antoinette VII

 

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Antoinette VIII
 
The 1909 Antoinette VIII monoplane was similar to the previous types but the wing span was 46 feet.
 

Replica:

Hants & Sussex Aviation Antoinette

 

 

Engine One 50 hp Antoinette.
Length 37 ft. (11.5m)
Wing span 42 ft (12.8m)
Weight empty 992 lb (450 kg)
Seats: 1.
Speed: 43 mph (70 kph)
Range 96 miles (155 km)

 

Latham Type VII
Engine: Antoinette V-8, 50 hp
Wingspan: 42 ft
Length: 37 ft 8 in
All up weight: 1300 lb
Max speed: 44 mph

 

 

 

 
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