Farman F.370

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Farman F.370
Role Single-seat racing monoplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Farman Aviation Works
First flight 22 April 1933
Number built 1

The Farman F.370 was a French single-seat racing monoplane designed and built by the Farman Aviation Works for air racing.[1]

Development[edit]

The F.370 was a low-wing monoplane that first flew on the 22 April 1933.[1] Powered by a Farman 8 Vee-piston engine it had streamlined features, including a shallow fin faired into the open cockpit headrest and fixed main monowheel landing gear faired into the engine and oil radiators of the engine.[1] It was entered into the 1933 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe air race in which it averaged over 300km/h (187 mph), on the fifth circuit the engine overheated and the F.370 withdrew from the race.[1]

Specifications (F.370)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.91 m (22 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.10 m (26 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 9.50 m2 (102.3 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 650 kg (1,433 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,130 kg (2,491 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Farman 8 8-cylinder vee piston engine, 300 kW (400 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 330 km/h (205 mph; 178 kn) estimated

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 1758
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