Mystery Plane Revealed

The Maurice Farman Shorthorn was designed and built in France by Farman Brothers in 1914. Several variants were produced; France and Britain used them in reconnaissance and light combat roles. The Shorthorn is reputed to be the first armed aircraft to engage in aerial combat in World War I. The Shorthorn MF 11 below is in the Royal Museum of the Army and of Military History in Brussels.

Contest winners, in the order their answers were received, are:

Howard Funnell - U.K.
Flyin' Brian - Santa Rosa, Calif.
Ray Bazurto - Novato, Calif.

This month's Mystery Plane was not the easiest to identify. The guy who thought it was a Farman Longhorn wins the Agent 86 Award (Missed it by that much.)

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