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The Roe Triplane

Roe Triplane 1 the first British flying machine

This is a replica of the Roe Triplane 1 the first British flying machine, the original was built by Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe in 1909
He was born in Patricroft Salford.
Patricroft gets a mention in my
train ride from Manchester to Chester
In 1903 he became interested in aviation after hearing about the American Wright brothers.
After building a series of flying models and a bi plane in 1908 he desinged his first triplane.
On the 13th of July 1909 his triplane became the first British aeroplane to successfully fly.
On the 23 of July 1909 it flew 900 feet (274 meters) at an average height of 10 feet (3 meters)
Performance was later improved by fitting a more powerful engine
In 1910 Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe founded the Avro (A.V Roe) Aroplane Manufacturing Company. This company went on to produce the famous Lancaster and Vulcan Bomber

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