Photographs of the Invention of the Airplane

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Percy Pilcher

Percy Pilcher's Beetle

Percy Pilcher in Flight

Pilcher images kindly provided by Philip Jarrett. For additional details on Pilcher, see Jarrett, 1987.


Phillips 1904 Multiplane

Phillips 1907 Multiplane II

Miscellaneous Photographs

Gastambide-Mengin I

Archdeacon Floatplane

Ferber Wright-type Glider

Esnault Pelterie tests a modified
Wright-type glider with forward elevons.

Givaudan's less-than-successful design

Bléroit III in an unsuccessful test, 1906.

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