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Caudron Typhon

Typhon

Manufacturer: Caudron-Renault
Designed by: Georges Otfinovsky/Marcel Riffard
First flight: 1935
Introduced: 1935
Number built: 10

The Caudron C.640 Typhon was a 1930s French high-speed single-seat monoplane utility aircraft built by Caudron-Renault.

History

Similar in concept to the de Havilland DH.88 Comet the Typhon (en: Typhoon) was designed by Georges Otfinovsky and Marcel Riffard for use on long-range postal routes. The first aircraft first flew in March 1935. The aircraft was a twin-engined low-wing cantilever monoplane of wooden construction. Seven C.640s were built. The Typhon established 5000km speed records. It was not a success in operation as its flexible wings experienced buffeting and vibration problems.

Variants

C.640 Typhon - production model with Renault 6Q engines, 7 built.
C.641 Typhon - record breaking version with raised canopy and increased fuel capacity, 2 built.
C.670 Typhon - prototype high-speed bomber version with a crew of three, similar to the C.640 but with increased dimensions and weights, one built.

Operators

France Romania

Specifications (C.640)

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 35 ft 11 in (10.95 m)
Wingspan: 47 ft 6 in (11.50 m)
Height: 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m)
Wing area: 301.40 ft (28.00 m)
Empty weight: 3,594 lb (1630 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 7,496 lb (3400 kg)
Powerplant: 2x Renault 6Q inline piston engine, 220 hp (164 kw) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 249 mph (400 km/h)
Range: 2,315 miles (3725 km)
Service ceiling: 22,965 ft (7000 m)

Comparable aircraft

de Havilland DH.88

Bibliography

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.

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