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Salmson Phrygane


Manufacturer: Salmson, CFA
Designed by: Paul Deville
First flight: 3 October 1933
Number built: 30

The Salmson Phrygane ("Caddisfly") was a French light aircraft of the 1930s. It was a conventional, high-wing braced monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage and a fully-enclosed cabin for the pilot and two passengers. Salmson sold around 25 examples before the outbreak of World War II.

Following the war, CFA attempted to revive the design, but only four examples were built.


D1 Phrygane - prototype with Salmson 7Aca engine (1 built)
D2 Phrygane - main production version with Salmson 9Nc engine (23 built)
D21 Phrygane - postwar four-seat version of D2 (1 built)
D211 Super Phrygane - final postwar version of 1951 with Salmson 7Aq (1 built)
D3 Phryganet - two-seat version of 1936 (1 built)
D57 Phryganet - postwar version of D3 (1 built)
D4 Phrygane Major - 1935 version with Salmson 9Nd (1 built)

Specifications (D2)

General characteristics

Crew: One pilot
Capacity: 2 passengers
Length: 7.83 m (25 ft 8 in)
Wingspan: 11.70 m (38 ft 5 in)
Height: 2.35 m (7 ft 8 in)
Wing area: 22.5 m (242 ft)
Empty weight: 650 kg (1,433 lb)
Gross weight: 1,100 kg (2,425 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Salmson 9Nc, 101 kW (135 hp)


Maximum speed: 195 km/h (122 mph)
Range: 1,000 km (620 miles)
Service ceiling: 5,800 m (19,024 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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