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Salmson Cricri


Manufacturer: Salmson, CFA
Designed by: Paul Deville
First flight: 14 April 1936
Number built: 341
Variants: C.F.A D.7 Cricri Major

The Salmson Cricri ("Cricket") was a French light aircraft of the 1930s. It was a conventional, parasol-wing monoplane with fixed tailskid undercarriage and seating in tandem open cockpits for the pilot and passenger. Although originally intended for recreational flying, the type achieved its greatest success when it was selected by the French government to equip the Aviation Populaire, resulting in sales of over 300 machines.

Following the war, CFA attempted to revivce the design as the Cricri Major. This differed from its predecessor mainly in having a more powerful engine and an enclosed cabin. Eventually, only ten examples were built.


D6 Cricri (329 built)
D63 Cricri - dedicated flight trainer version (2 built)

Specifications (D6)

General characteristics

Crew: One pilot
Capacity: 1 passenger
Length: 6.89 m (22 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 9.66 m (31 ft 8 in)
Height: 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 16.0 m (172 ft)
Empty weight: 287 kg (633 lb)
Gross weight: 575 kg (1,268 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Salmson 9Adr, 45 kW (60 hp)


Maximum speed: 150 km/h (94 mph)
Range: 500 km (310 miles)
Service ceiling: 2,450 m (8,040 ft)

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 251.
Simpson, R. W. (1995). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing. pp. 410.

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