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The Biplane is a vehicle that is an aircraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This is the name for those Aircraft that had a particular wing structure - i.e. two pairs of wings.

There is no specific role or user set to aircraft of this configuration.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Early Aircraft (Usually Propeller Aircraft) could not always get sufficient lift from a single wing without that wing becoming structurally unsound. One solution to this was to create an aircraft with multiple wings. This shortened the wingspan, and that had a great advantage in early combat by warplanes.

Some races have designed Ornithopters with two pairs of wings, but these would not normally be classified as Biplanes.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.