Bleriot XXV (25)
The Bleriot XXV was intended as a military observation plane, where the
observer would lie flat on the bottom of the fuselage, and take advantage of the
unobstructed forward and downward view. The single prototype did not feature an
observation window, and was probably built as a single seater. It was powered
by a 50 hp Gnome engine, and made its first flight in August 1911.
As a model, the Bleriot XXV has been successful both in indoor and outdoor versions. A
three-view of the aircraft is found in Peanut & Pistachios no.4
by Bill Hannan.
The photos were found in The Aero, Oct. 1911