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Bleriot Aeronautics

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January 1920. Bleriot at the Paris Aero Show.

1917 After the failure of Bleriot Manufacturing Aircraft Co, Louis Bleriot again tried to set up a company in Britain. He built a factory at Addlestone.

Bleriot Aeronautics was a UK based manufacturer of the French plane at commencement of WW1. Probably based at Brooklands.

The Bleriot Parasol was powered by an 80 hp Gnome engine. Fourteen were built in England.

After the war, Blériot formed his own company, Blériot-Aéronautique, for the development of commercial aircraft.


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Sources of Information

  • Aeroplanes of the Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing) by J. M. Bruce. Published 1982 ISBN-0-370-30084-x