Maurice Farman MF.11 "Shorthorn"
Maurice Farman MF.11bis
Maurice Farman MF.11bis n° "9"
Daniel Brackx Collection.
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.
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