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A Salmson-engined Breguet seaplane, 1913.

A Salmson-engined Breguet seaplane, 1913.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Photograph, taken on the south coast of France at Monaco during the first Schneider Trophy meeting. Salmson, a Paris-based manufacturer, supplied engines to the first seaplanes produced by Breguet, the famous French aircraft manufacturing company. The aeroplane's 200 hp, 14-cylinder engine and central float led 'Jane's All the World's Aircraft' to declare the Breguet to be the first aircraft to deserve the name 'seaplane'. Monaco was the venue for the first two Schneider Trophy seaplane racing competitions in 1913 and 1914.

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