Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim with his 1910 aeroplane that never flew, c 1910.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim with his 1910 aeroplane that never flew, c 1910.

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Description

Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (1840-1916) designed and built this flying machine in 1910. He had previously found fame by inventing the machine gun. It had three pusher propellers and incorporated wing-warping and a wheeled undercarriage, it never flew.Work were undertaken at Baldwins Park, Bexleyheath, Kent.
 

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