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CAMS 58 Annuaire de L'Aéronautique 1931.jpg
CAMS 58/2
Role Flying boat airliner
Manufacturer CAMS
First flight 1933
Primary user Air France
Number built 4

The CAMS 58 was a transport flying boat built in France in the early 1930s intended as a successor to the highly successful CAMS 53. Compared to the earlier design, the CAMS 58 featured a newly designed sesquiplane wing cellule and an all-metal hull in place of its predecessor's wooden hull. Work was slow, with three years passing from the start of design work to the prototype's first flight. When the newly formed Air France showed no interest in purchasing the type, CAMS redesigned it to be powered by two pairs of engines in tractor-pusher installations. Again, no interest was forthcoming. The final iteration of the design, reverting to a single pair of more powerful engines and a wooden hull, met with only slightly more success. Air France bought two machines and operated them briefly before declaring them uneconomical and removing them from service.


Specifications (58/3)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: three
  • Capacity: four passengers
  • Length: 14.91 m (48 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 24.30 m (79 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 6.14 m (20 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 129.7 m2 (1,396 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 5,428 kg (11,967 lb)
  • Gross weight: 8,450 kg (18,629 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Hispano-Suiza 12Nbr, 485 kW (650 hp) each


  • Maximum speed: 200 km/h (125 mph)
  • Range: 950 km (590 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,765 ft)


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 226. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 891 Sheets 03.