Nope, I was simply stating facts, want to make something of it?<quoted text>
I guess you think inventions are held by countries.
Who invented the airplane?
Putting aside the 'Lanchester' brakes were crap.
I think you meant to say who first flew an aeroplane in controlled flight,
The invention was British
In 1848, John Stringfellow from Somerset, England, achieved the first unmanned powered flight using a steam-powered monoplane called The Flying Machine. Its steam engine made it impractically heavy, and it was limited to very short flights inside a hangar.
Followed by Clement Ader in France who flew a steam-powered bat-winged plane in Paris in 1890. The aircraft took off, reached a height of 20 cm (8 inches), and flew uncontrolled for approximately 50 m (160 ft). This was 13 years before the Wright Brothers' famous flight.
The Lanchester brakes worked, efficiency improved over the years, so what. Seeing as how you brought it up consider the kitty hawk and compare it to an Airbus A380 or Boeing 787