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Leon Levavasseur

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of Puteaux, France

Léon Levavasseur (1863-1922) designed the remarkably advanced Antoinette engines. The V-8 engine was used by Hubert Latham in his unsuccessful attempt to be be the first to fly across the English Channel.

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