In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Japanese had featherweight monoplanes and twinfloat seaplane fighters that sacrificed everything else for incredible maneuverability.
- Their first airplane, the Cootie, was a single-seat monoplane with a twocylinder Lawrence engine.
- We've gone from delivering airmail in rickety monoplanes to checking e-mail in cushy cabins that roar over continents.
- In rapid sequence, the heavily-loaded single-engine aircraft, seven monoplanes and one biplane, were sent on their way.
- The aircraft is a low wing monoplane with a fuselage of semi-monocoque design constructed mainly of aluminum with steel and titanium.
- The War Ministry formed the Army Aviation Unit, purchasing eight French-built aircraft, four monoplanes and four biplanes.
- At this time, the Air Ministry was not keen on a monoplane despite the fact that a monoplane had established a world speed record of 423 mph.
- By the spring of 1908 he had completed a monoplane powered by a front-mounted automobile engine and propeller.
- In the same staunch monoplane, the Lindberghs flew from Washington, DC, across the Bering Sea to Tokyo in July 1931.
- True bombers emerge during the middle years of the war, in the form of large, multi-engine monoplanes capable of lifting up to a ton of explosives.
- This large monoplane, which rather oddly does not appear to be carrying a civil registration, was powered by a Wright Whirlwind of 330 horsepower.
- Aviation surged ahead in France and in 1909 Louis Bleriot and his small monoplane crossed the English Channel - the first international flight.
- In 1884, an Imperial Russian Navy officer, Aleksandr Mozhaisky, used a ramp to coax a monoplane into the air for 65 to 100 feet outside St. Petersburg.
- The graceful low-wing monoplane with its V - 12 engine was an immediate success.
- In 1926, he designed a three-seat Wright-powered commercial monoplane for Tony Yackey.
- The aircraft is a cantilever high-wing monoplane and is configured for transportation, paratroop drop, electronic surveillance, airborne communications relay and medical evacuation.
- In the following year he was given the go-ahead to build an all-metal monoplane that would become the Supermarine Spitfire.
- Other models followed, including the Courier, the world's first single-engine monoplane with retractable undercarriage.
- At a time when American airliners were all-metal monoplanes, the Navy stuck with biplanes with fabric-covered wings.
- The rugged aircraft proved popular with owners but time began to take its toll and newer monoplanes began to replace the biplane classics.
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