Caudron C.61 was a French three-engined civil transport biplane aircraft built by the French aeroplane manufacturer Caudron. It was constructed of wood and covered in fabric.
Development [ edit ]
The prototype C.61 (F-ESAE) had a freight hold and cabin for six passengers. The
conventional landing gear also included a wheel beneath the nose to prevent nose-overs on landing. For the production C.61s the cabin size was increased to accommodate eight passengers.
Operational history [ edit ]
In 1923, six C.61s were bought by
Compagnie Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aérienne to run between Bucharest and Belgrade.
Variants [ edit ]
C.61bis - In 1924 many C.61s were modified to take 194 kW (260 hp) Salmson CM.9 radial engines on the outboards, increasing the maximum loaded weight to 4834 kg (10657 lb).
Operators [ edit ]
Specifications (variant) [ edit ]
Length: 14 m (45 ft 11.25 in)
Wingspan: 24.14 m (79 ft 2.5 in)
Wing area: 104 m 2 (1119.48 ft 2)
Empty weight: 2200 kg (4850 lb)
Gross weight: 3480 kg (7672 lb)
Powerplant: 3 × Hispano-Suiza 8Ac inline piston, 134 kW (180 hp) each each
Maximum speed: 160 km/h (99 mph)
Range: 640 km (398 miles)
Service ceiling: 4000 m (13125 ft)
Accidents [ edit ]
after 1923 (date unknown) - C.61 lost when it came down at sea
July 3, 1926 - C.61 operated by Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne crashes in Czechoslovakia
References [ edit ]
Donald, David, ed. (1997). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Prospero Books. p. 236. ISBN 1-85605-375-X.
^ "Accidents by Airline" . Retrieved . 2007-09-14
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See also [ edit ]