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Deperdussin Type A

 

deperdussinmonoplane

 

Of similar configuration to the contemporary Bleriot, the Deperdussin Monoplane was a popular training school aircraft prior to WW1.
 
Entered in the 1912 War Office military trials at Salisbury Plain. The type formed the first equipment of the Royal Flying Corp and the Naval Wing.
 
Constructor number 43 was built in 1910 and flys with the Shuttworth collection in 2017.
 
Deper-Mono-43
c/n 43

 

 

 

Deperdussin-ad

 

Cole Palen scratch-built a Type A Deperdussin on display at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.

 

In 1911 Rene Vidart placed 3rd in the European Circuit with a Type A after winning two of the longest laps.
 
 Deperd-A-01
Donated by Bleriot-SPAD to the Muse de l’Air
 
Engine: Anzani, 50 hp
Wingspan: 27.88 ft
Length: 21.32 ft
Max speed: 56 mph
 
Engine: Anzani, 80 hp
Wingspan: 28 ft 10.5 in
Length: 24 ft 11 in
AUW: 550 lb
Max speed: 65 km

 

 

 

 

 

 


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