A VERY interesting development in French aeroplane construction, signs of which were apparent at the Berlin show, is the appearance from the workshops of firms, hitherto specialising on widely different lines, of commercial machines with a common characteristic: the American “formula” of a 4‐ or 5‐seater monoplane with a 200–300‐h.p. motor. The Potez, Nieuport‐Delage, Avimeta, Farman and Bleriot firms, though all producing machines of this same general type have each set about it on different lines. The Potez 32, which was the precursor of the type in France, is already too well known to need description, while the all‐metal Avimeta can be ignored, since this firm has given up aircraft construction.
(1929), "French Commercial Planes: New Designs from Several Firms show Evidence of American Influence on Characteristics", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 5-5. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029088
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