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French Steam Powered Monoplane 1874 on black by Dennis Melling

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My vector drawing of an 1874 steam powered monoplane on a black background.

Felix du Temple de la Croix was a French Naval officer who received a patent for a flying machine in 1857. This version never flew, but the steam engine design was successfully used to power boats in later years.
By 1874, he had developed a lightweight steam-powered monoplane which flew short distances under its own power after takeoff from a ski-jump.


french, steampower, aircraft, monoplane, vintage, early flight

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you Luda :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77about 1 year ago

    superb work Dennis!

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

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