1910 Anzani 3-cylinder
These photos were taken by Carl Gootzen
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Photos directly below were taken at Antwerp Stampe Center, located on the airport of Antwerp. This museum is dedicated to Jean Stampe and Maurice Vertongen, the builders of the famous SV-4b biplane trainer. This 3-cilinder, 25 hp Anzani engine is the same type that used Bleriot when he crossed the Channel in 1909. At the moment we have in the museum a replica of a Bleriot IX in loan from a Dutch museum and if you see the aircraft and the engine, one can only have deep respect for those daring aviators who were trying to conquer the air with those flying machines!
Photos and text © 2004 by Carl Gootzen