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 Bleriot Parasol
 
In August 1913 Bleriot produced another version of the XI, the Bleriot Parasol. The main difference between the two aircraft was that the shoulder-mounted wings of the XI were slightly shorter, and now mounted above the fuselage in one piece and supported by a double inverted V-like structure mounted on top. The tail section was the same as that fitted to the 50-hp Bleriot XI, and the fuselage and undercarriage as that of the 70-hp Bleriot XI.
 
A total of the aircraft were ordered by the RFC, five built in France and the remaining ten built by Bleriot Aeronautic in England. Five of them saw service in France with Nos 3, 5 and 9 Squadrons, RFC. The remainder were assigned to training squadrons in England.
 
 
 
 


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