Farman A.2

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Farman A.2
Role Observation monoplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Farman
First flight 1920s
Number built 1

The Farman A.2 was a 1920s French high-wing monoplane designed as a military reconnaissance and observation aircraft. Only one was built.[1]

Development[edit]

The open-cockpit tandem two-seat monoplane was displayed at the 1924 Paris Salon de l'Aeronautique.[1] It was designed to minimise drag and the wide-chord wing was faired into the top of the fuselage and the aircraft was carefully shaped.[1] The aircraft did not meet performance expectations and was scrapped.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (pilot, observer)
  • Length: 10.5 m (34 ft 5¼ in)
  • Wingspan: 15.0 m (49 ft 2½ in)
  • Empty weight: 1500 kg (3307 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2500 kg (5512 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Farman 12-cylinder arrow piston engine, 373 kW (500 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 220 km/h (137 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 7000 m (22,965 ft)

Armament

  • 4 × 0.303in (7.7mm) machine gun

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 1735
Bibliography
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.