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Roland Garros's Morane fitted with propellor deflector plates


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#1 TPTW

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 07:30 AM

Have recently learned that expert opinion now apparently considers

Garros flew a Morane Type L Parasol in April 1915, not the Type N 'Bullet'

which all the books used to say, and even offered photos of a Bullet obviously

armed with a forward firing gun. Can anyone say whose research established

this change properly ? Many actual WW1 pilots always said 'Bullet' eg Arch Whitehouse

'Years of the Sky Kings', odd they all got it wrong.....



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 11:15 PM

It seems clear from the published information that there is general agreement that Roland Garros used a Type L for his first experiments

 

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This is from J M Bruce's 'War Planes of the First World War' Vol 5 - and is entitled 'Garros in his armed Morane-Saulnier Type L'  There are pages on who claimed what, but is seems the Type L was the choice for the early experiments.  Apart from anything else the "Bullet" was much less common and not at all easy to fly.

 

And if you prefer the prime source of reference

 

http://en.wikipedia....rane-Saulnier_L

 

The usual photos of a Morane Type N Bullet are IMHO of a very obviously "British" RFC pilot!

 

http://en.wikipedia....rane-Saulnier_N

 

http://en.wikipedia....igel_Molesworth

 

Which makes you wonder why the RG Stadium in Paris chose to use that photo!

 

http://www.guide-eva...-et-un-tournoi/

 

Daft Sods - "As any fule kno"  Garros was a typical, soulful-looking Frenchman

 

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A brave, if unlucky man, who is fittingly remembered

 

http://en.wikipedia....arros_(aviator)


Edited by ChrisMcD, 19 February 2015 - 11:17 PM.





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