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Scouting Monoplane, with occupants below the wings.

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To meet the demand for a purely scouting machine, in which pilot and passenger shall have a clear field for observation, both above and below, a monoplane has been designed which is called the “parasol.” This machine, a Morane-Saulnier, is shown. The two sustaining wings, forming a single surface, are raised above the body so that its occupants have nothing to impede their view earthward; and they can also see above them—an advantage of course in time of war, seeing that an enemy might be hovering overhead

A. Engine and propeller
B. Plane raised above hull
C. Seats for pilot and passenger
D. Rudder
E. Elevating-plane.

Author
The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Aeroplane, by Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper
Published 1914
Keywords
20th Century, Flight, War
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