Farman (Maurice) MF.11/MF.11bis


Maurice Farman MF.11

 

Maurice Farman MF.11 "Shorthorn"

 

Maurice Farman MF.11bis

 

Maurice Farman MF.11bis

KLM/MRA Collection.

 

Farman MF.11bis

 

Maurice Farman MF.11bis n "9"

Daniel Brackx Collection.

 

 

Farman MF.11

 

A Farman MF.11 of the Aviation Militaire Belge taking off from Ten Bogaerde (Koksijde) airfield early in World War I.

 

A development of the Maurice Farman MF.7 "Longhorn", the MF.11 has upper- and lower-wing ailerons and an improved and enlarged nacelle.

The aircraft also lost the typical MF.7 front elevator and skids which inevitably gave it its name "Shorthorn". 

The fact that the observer/gunner was sitting behind the pilot severely limited the defence possibilities for the MF.11.

A later version called the MF.11bis solved this problem by positioning the observer

(now armed with  Lewis or Hotchkiss gun) in front of the pilot in a new elongated nacelle.  

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated 02/08/12 08:10   Daniel Brackx

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