PAPER CUTTER

PAPER CUTTER

This aircraft, rather unknown to the general public, was built in the Hurel-Dubois factories of Meudon. Only 8 copies were built. Thanks to the specific low-speed flight characteristics, the stability and the long range, the device was especially built for the National Geographic Institute. This specific device, equipped with vertical and oblique cameras, was used to map North Africa and the overseas areas. Cartographers and photographers profited fully from the great stability of the aircraft during the flight. The device has been grounded for some time. A group of enthusiasts is committed to restoring the aircraft and making it airworthy again. Only two copies of this aircraft with a particularly long span (46 meters), which was given the nickname “paper cutter”, and whose specific sound is particularly recognizable for Wright Cyclone star engines, are still operational today.


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