Farman (Maurice) MF.11bis Type 45
Farman MF.11bis Type 45 N° 340 seen at the Asch Flying school around 1919/1920. (Colorised)
Single engine side-by-side trainer
At the end of World War I a number of Farman MF.11 (bis) types were modified to be utilised in the pilot schools. The changes to the basic MF.11bis airframe included the replacement of the standard MF.11 nacelle by a a broadened Farman F.40 type fuselage, allowing a student-pilot and his instructor to sit side-by-side. The engine seems to be proven 130hp Renault V12 and in Belgian military service the aircraft was designated Farman MF.11bis Type 45. In France the designations Farman F.40 QC" (Queue Carrée) was used. The Belgian Air Service acquired an estimated 15 aircraft of this type for use in the post-war pilot school at Asch (As) between 1918 and the early twenties.