This Week’s Hints to help you along:
- A two-seater, featuring a side-by-side cockpit design.
- The designer’s one and only aircraft creation.
- Is that an early flying wing, parallel to the work of the Hortens?
- Record-setting (for its class), nonetheless, never manufactured.
So do you know what this aircraft is?
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Fauvel design AV-10, 1936 era. Beauty!
The photo was taken at Waalhaven airport, the former airport of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. I think the big man in the picture is Frits Koolhoven, the Dutch airplane designer and manufacturer.
The aircraft shown is Charles Fauvel’s AV-10 as seen during testing by KLM. This aircraft beats two altitude records for aircraft equipped with an engine of less than 4 liters, both in the two seat and single seat categories.
Just a question: Do we know which exact date this photo was taken?