Aircraft Photo of Blériot XI-2 (replica) | #46039
Registration / Serial:
Aircraft Original Type:Blériot XI
Aircraft Generic Type:Blériot XI
Aircraft Version:Blériot XI-2 (replica)
C/n (msn):
Aircraft Name:Britannia
City / Airport:Wigram (closed)Map
Country:New Zealand
Airport Codes:ICAO: NZWG   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Photo Date:31 May 2008
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 46039
Photo Comment

This is a replica of 'Britannia', New Zealand's first military aircraft. The original was presented to the NZ Government by the Imperial Air Fleet Committee in 1913. The aircraft made its first flight in Jan 1914 when Lt Joe Hammond took aloft Miss Esme McLennan of the Royal Pantomime Company. Hammond was sacked and the aircraft put in storage before being returned to the UK in Oct 1914. Replica built by David Comrie of Dunedin and displayed in the RNZAF Museum.

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