Caudron C.60

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Caudron C.60
Caudron C.60 F-AINX St Cyr 05.57.jpg
Caudron C.60 at St-Cyr-l'Ecole airfield, Paris, in May 1957
Role Training aircraft
Manufacturer Caudron
Primary users French Air Force
Finnish Air Force
Latvian Navy
Venezuelan Air Force
Spanish Republican Air Force
Developed from Caudron C.59

The Caudron C.60 was a French two-seat biplane of the 1920s and 1930s with a single engine and a canvas-covered fuselage. The French aircraft manufacturer Caudron developed this aircraft from the Caudron C.59. It was mainly used as a trainer aircraft.

The Caudron C.60 was used in France, Finland, Latvia, and in Venezuela.

A Caudron C.60 at the Musée de l'Air

Operational history[edit]

The 1921 Michelin Cup for the fastest time over a (3,000 km {1,860 mi) circuit of France was won by a C.60 flown by Alphonse Poirée, with a time of 3714 hours.[1]

Finland[edit]

The Finnish Air Force purchased 30 Caudron C.60s from France in 1923. A further 34 aircraft were license-built in Finland between 1927-1928. The Finnish Air Force had a total of 64 64 Caudron C.60s. The French-manufactured aircraft carried the codes 1E20 - 1E30 and 1F31 - 1F49, and later CA-20 - CA-9. The Finnish-manufactured ones carried the codes CA-61 - CA-94.

The aircraft was in use between 1923-1936.

Operators[edit]

 Finland
 France
 Latvia
 Spain
 Venezuela

Survivors[edit]

Caudron C.60 trainer in the Finnish Aviation Museum.

The Finnish Aviation Museum in Vantaa has one of the Finnish-manufactured C.60s (CA-84)

Specifications (C.60)[edit]

Data from Suomen ilmavoimien lentokoneet

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

Related lists

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The International Michelin Cup". Flight: 608. 8 September.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

References[edit]

  • Kalevi Keskinen, Kyösti Partonen, Kari Stenman, Suomen Ilmavoimat I 1918-27, 2005. ISBN 952-99432-2-9.
  • Kalevi Keskinen, Kari Stenman, Klaus Niska, Suomen ilmavoimien lentokoneet 1918-1939, Tietoteos, 1976.