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Unknown monument just outside Lisbon

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Keith Evans 322/09/2018 18:40:18
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Can anyone identify the plane in the photo .It was taken two weeks ago while on holidays in Portugal .I could not translate the inscription on the plaque as my Portuguese only copes with "ola" and "vinho Branco por far vore" .p1020836.jpg

Broken Prop22/09/2018 19:50:03
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The aircraft is a Fairy 111D. This type of aircraft was the first to fly the South Atlantic in 1922 piloted by two Portuguese naval officers. The flight started at Lisbon and I assume that the monument is to commemorate the event.

The actual aircraft is in the Naval Museum in Lisbon. They were brave men to tackle a long flight over open water in a single engined aircraft.

There is a nice article about the flight on the Aces Flying High website.

Pete

Keith Evans 323/09/2018 12:27:22
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Thanks Brocken Prop .I'll go to sleep much easier now .

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