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Farman F.270

Farman F.270

National origin: France
Manufacturer: Farman Aviation Works
First flight: 1933

The Farman F.270 was a prototype French bomber/torpedo-bomber designed and built by the Farman Aviation Works for the French Air Force.

Development

The F.270 of 1933 was a development of the earlier F.60 and F.150 series it was a mixed wood and metal sesquiplane with a single vertical tail unit. Powered by two Gnome-Rhxne 14Kbr radial engines mounted above the lower wing. It had a wide-track tailskid landing gear and three machine-gun positions, one in the balcony type nose, one amidships and one in a ventral position that fired though a trap door in the floor.

In 1934 an improved variant was produced, the Farman F.271, with engine power boosted to 800 hp (597 kW) additional nose glazing for the bomb/torpedo aimer, and larger navigators station, and the ventral trap door replaced with a retractable bathtub gondola. Neither type entered production but the F.271 was later tested on floats.

Variants

F.270 Prototype with Gnome-Rhxne 14Kbr radial engines. F.271 Improved design with 800hp (597kW) Gnome-Rhxne 14K radial engines, also tested as a float-plane.

Specifications (F.271)

Data from

General characteristics

Length: 18.50 m (60 ft 8 in)
Wingspan: 26.00 m (85 ft 4 in)
Height: 6.00 m (19 ft 8 in)
Wing area: 152 m (1,640 sq ft)
Empty weight: 5,830 kg (12,853 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 11,160 kg (24,604 lb)
Powerplant: 2 x Gnome-Rhxne 14K 14-cylinder radial piston engine, 600 kW (800 hp) each
Propellers: 4-bladed

Performance

Maximum speed: 250 km/h (160 mph; 130 kn)
Service ceiling: 7,500 m (24,606 ft)

Armament

Guns: 6 x 7.7mm (0.303in) machine-gun (two each in nose, dorsal and ventral positions)
Bombs: up to 1000kg (2205lb) or one torpedo

Bibliography

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

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