Berkmans Speed Scout: Buy Them From “Joe”.

This lovely fighter was the brainchild of two brothers: Maurice and Emile Berkmans. Built in 1916/7, the Speed Scout had an clean wooden laminated monocoque fuselage, a dated wing configuration and was powered by a 100 hp Gnome Monosoupape. In 1918 the Scout was tested by the Army Aviation Section with encouraging results, yet further development was discontinued because of the end of WW1.

Fight or pay; well-known photo, but I couldn’t resist the ironic hilarity.

One thought on “Berkmans Speed Scout: Buy Them From “Joe”.

  1. It’s a shame they could not come up with a more up to date wing and tail configuration. The fuselage is a work of art.

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