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Farman F.51

Farman F.51

Manufacturer: Farman
First flight: 1922

The Farman F.51 was a 1920s French maritime reconnaissance flying boats designed and built by Farman. The F.51 was an unequal-span four-bay biplane flying boat with a crew of four. It was powered by two Lorraine-Dietrich engines mounted in tractor configuration. A pusher engined version was designated the Farman F.50 (even though the designation had been used before in 1919). Tested by the French Navy but it failed to win any orders, Farman did briefly consider a civil version but the project was abandoned.

Variants

F.50 Two Lorraine-Dietrich piston engines in pusher-configuration. F.51 Two Lorraine-Dietrich piston engines in tractor-configuration.

Specifications (F.51)

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1737

General characteristics

Crew: 4 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, observer/gunner)
Length: 14.85 m (48 ft 8 in)
Wingspan: 23.35 m (76 ft 7 in)
Height: 4.40 m (14 ft 5 in)
Empty weight: 2220 kg (4894 lb)
Powerplant: 2 x Lorraine-Dietrich 8-cylinder Vee piston engine, 205 kW (275 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)

Armament

4 x 0.303 in (7.7 mm) machine-gun (two each in bow and midships cockpits)
400 kg (882 lb) bombs

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1737

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