Farman Aviation Works

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Henri Farman on September 21, 1913 in France

Farman Aviation Works was an aircraft company founded and run by the brothers Richard, Henri, and Maurice Farman. They designed and constructed aircraft and engines from 1908 until 1936; during the French nationalization and rationalization of its aerospace industry, Farman's assets were assigned to the Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Centre (SNCAC).

In 1941 the Farman brothers reestablished the firm as the "Société Anonyme des Usines Farman" (SAUF), but only three years later it was absorbed by Sud-Ouest. Maurice's son, Marcel Farman, reestablished the SAUF in 1952, but his effort proved unsuccessful and the firm was dissolved in 1956.

The Farman brothers built more than 200 types of aircraft between 1908 and 1941.

List of aeroplanes[edit]

Farman III in flight, Berlin 1910
MF.11 Shorthorn 1915
Farman F.60 Goliath 1919

See also[edit]

Media related to Category:Farman at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ Green & Swanborough, page 201
  2. ^ Green & Swanborough, pages 201 and 202
  • Green, William; Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Godalming, UK: Salamander Books. pp. 201, 202. 

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