Voisin-Farman No. 1


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Voisin-Farman No. 1

The 1907 Voisin biplane was the first sucessful powered aircraft designed by aeronautical engineer and manufacturer Gabriel Voisin. It was used by the French aviator Henri Farman to make the first heavier-than-air flight lasting more than a minute in Europe, and also to make the first full circle. His aircraft became known as the Farman I or Voisin-Farman No. 1, and modifications made to it were incorporated into later production aircraft built by Voisin. The type enjoyed widespread success, and around sixty were built.

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 ENGINE1 x 50hp Antoinette V8
  Take-off weight550 kg1213 lb
  Empty weight320 kg705 lb
  Wingspan10.80 m35 ft 5 in
  Length13.45 m44 ft 2 in
  Wing area42 m2452.08 sq ft
  Max. speed60 km/h37 mph

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