From Wings of Linen

Louis Blériot was a famous pilot before the war and built many models in the 1909-1914 period. The Blériot 11 was one of the most famous pre-war planes -- the first to cross the English Channel. Though no new Blériot Aéronautique designs reached production during the war, the company built many well-known designs under license.[1]


  1. The Type 71 was a four-engine bomber prototype displayed in Nov 1917.[2]
  1. Davilla p.54.
  2. Ferry'14, p.151.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Vital Ferry. French Aviation During the First World War. Paris: Histoire and Collections, 2014. ISBN 978-2-35250-370-5