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 (from the French military specification A=reconnaissance 2=two-seater), a.k.a. Farman F.160,[1] was a 1920s French sesquiplane designed as a military reconnaissance and observation aircraft. Only one was built.[2][3]

Development[edit]

The open-cockpit tandem two-seat sesquiplane was displayed at the 1924 Paris Salon de l'Aeronautique. 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.[2] The aircraft did not meet performance expectations and was scrapped.[2][3]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [3][1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 15 m (49 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 52 m2 (560 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,500 kg (3,307 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,500 kg (5,512 lb)
  • Useful load: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Farman 12We W-12 water-cooled piston engine, 370 kW (500 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 220 km/h (137 mph; 119 kn) at 5,000 m (16,000 ft)
  • Service ceiling: 7,000 m (22,966 ft)

Armament

  • Guns: 4 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b Parmentier, Bruno (1999-05-30). "Farman F-160". aviafrance.com (in French). Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Orbis 1985, p. 1735
  3. ^ a b c "The Paris Aero Show 1924". Flight: 766–777. 11 December 1924. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
Bibliography
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.