Sunday, September 7, 2014

Steampunk Airplane

Meet the Avion III, a steam powered airplane built by Clement Ader between 1892 and 1897 for the French War Office. The plane never flew although Ader claims it did manage to get off the ground for 100 yards.

Clement's name is not well known as an aviation pioneer but he is considered to have predicted the use of aircraft in war and aircraft carriers.

1 comment:

Home on the Range said...

I'm surprised it got airborne, but it's beyond cool, in any event.