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Astra

ASTRA SOCIETE DE CONSTRUCTIONS AERONAUTIQUES
Astra obtained from the Wright Brothers in 1909 a license to build their aircraft in France. Thet introduced their own modifications, and one Astra-Wright was used for early bombing trials. A Triplane also built. During First World War made military airplanes and airships, having been famous for lighter-than- air craft before the war. Components also manufactured. In 1921 amalgamated with Nieuport as Nieuport-Astra, thenceforth abandoning airship work entirely.

 


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