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Farman F.160

F.160 Goliath

Manufacturer: Farman
First flight: 1928
Primary user: Aronautique Maritime
Number built: c. 250

The Farman F.160 was a heavy bomber aircraft developed in France in the late 1920s. It was essentially an attempt by Farman Aviation Works to modernise their tremendously successful F.60 Goliath design of the immediately postwar years. The most noticeable external difference was the larger tailfin of the new aircraft. Like its predecessor, it was a large three-bay biplane of conventional configuration with unstaggered wings of equal span. Initially conceived as a heavy night bomber, most examples built were float-equipped torpedo bombers for the Aronautique Maritime, who operated some 40 of the F.165 variant and 200 of the F.168. One of the original F.160 night bombers was exported to Italy, and one to Japan. Plans to develop airliner versions did not progress past the prototype stage.


F.160 - Four-seat night bomber with two 500-hp (373-kW) Farman 12We engines, designated F.160BN.4 by Aviation Militaire
F.161 - One airliner with Gnome-Rhxne 9Akx engines and one bomber similar to the F.160
F.162 - One prototype airliner with Gnome-Rhxne 9Akx engines
F.163 - Airliner with Gnome-Rhxne 9Aa engines
F.165 - Seaplane torpedo bomber with Gnome-Rhxne 9A or 9Aa engines
F.167 - Seaplane torpedo bomber with Gnome-Rhxne 9Ab engines
F.168 - Seaplane torpedo bomber with Gnome-Rhxne 9Aks engines; main production version
F.169 - Improved airliner version with Gnome-Rhxne 9Akx engines



French Navy


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Specifications (F.168)

General characteristics

Crew: Five
Length: 15.18 m (49 ft 10 in)
Wingspan: 26.25 m (86 ft 2 in)
Height: 6.10 m (20 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 159.6 m (1,1718 ft)
Empty weight: 4,600 kg (10,140 lb)
Gross weight: 6,800 kg (14,990 lb)
Powerplant: 2 x Gnome-Rhxne 9Akx, 360 kW (480 hp) each


Maximum speed: 174 km/h (108 mph)
Range: 800 km (500 miles)
Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)
Rate of climb: 2.1 m/s (410 ft/min)

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 379. ISBN 0710607105.
World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 894 Sheet 15.

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