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The Question of the Biplane Versus the Monoplane.


THE recent order of the War Office suspending the use of monoplane flying machines for military purposes has led to the renewal, in the daily Press, of a discussion of the old riddle, “Which is the better, the monoplane or the biplane?” When Bleriot crossed the Channel, the daily papers rang with the praises of the mono-plane; now everyone favours the biplane, and there is a danger lest the monoplane may be con-demned for faults not necessarily attributable to the mere fact that it is a monoplane.


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B., G. The Question of the Biplane Versus the Monoplane. . Nature 90, 106–107 (1912).

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