Farman F.150

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F.150 Marin
Role Biplane day bomber
National origin France
Manufacturer Farman
First flight 1926

The Farman F.150 was a 1920s French twin-engined biplane designed by Farman as a day bomber.[1]

Development[edit]

The F.150 was a twin-engined unequal-span biplane to the B.3 specification, which could be fitted with fixed landing gear or floats.[1] Although the design was an improvement on the earlier Goliath, it did not increase in performance, and it was not ordered into production.[1]

Variants[edit]

F.150
The original B.3 version powered by 2x 280 kW (380 hp) Gnome et Rhône 9Aa 9-cylinder radial piston engines, of which only one was built.[2]
F.150bis
a smaller version powered by 2x 300 kW (400 hp) Lorraine 12Db V-12 piston engines, of which only two were built.[3]
F.150 Marin
((English) Marine) Floatplane bomber for Aeronavale.[1]

Specifications (F.150)[edit]

Data from Aviafrance F.150[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 13.46 m (44 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 20.3 m (66 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 4.32 m (14 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 131 m2 (1,410 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,970 kg (6,548 lb)
  • Gross weight: 5,270 kg (11,618 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Gnome et Rhône 9Aa 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engines, 280 kW (380 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph; 76 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 4,400 m (14,436 ft)

Armament

  • Guns: 4 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns
  • Bombs: 1,200 kg (2,600 lb) of bombs or a torpedo

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. p. 1740. 
  2. ^ a b Parmentier, Bruno (1999-05-30). "Farman F-150". aviafrance.com (in French). Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Parmentier, Bruno (1999-05-30). "Farman F-150bis". aviafrance.com (in French). Retrieved 26 September 2014.