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A Maurice Farman S.7 Longhorn climbs away [France, 1912-1913] | by Kees Kort Collection
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A Maurice Farman S.7 Longhorn climbs away [France, 1912-1913]

The last lantern slide in a series 4. For this scan I have retained the slide enclosure.

 

A Maurice Farman S.7 Longhorn climbs away after take-off. Clearly can be seen the construction for the forward elevator. On one of the rudders can be seen the Union Jack with the serial number which looks like '2970 or 2975'. This fixes this machine as one of a batch of 41 machines (serials 2960 - 3000) licence built by Airco (Aircraft Manufacturing Co.) before the war. Machines were delivered to the Royal Flying Corps (R.F.C.).

 

The French designed Maurice Farman was identified as the MF.7 with no nickname whatsoever. Only UK Maurice Farmans were nicknamed as Shorthorns - and they had the identity S.7 (Series 7).

 

It seems somewhat superfluous but the French MF.7 in the French army were never named 'Shorthorn" as some publications give it.

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Taken on December 9, 2014