Caudron C.190

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Caudron C.193 Annuaire de L'Aéronautique 1931.jpg
Role sports plane
Manufacturer Caudron
First flight 1929

The Caudron C.190 was a French two-seat low-wing single-engine sports plane, built by the French aeroplane manufacturer Caudron in the late 1920s. The only variant of the C.190 family (C.190/191/192/193) to be built in series was the C.193.

Operational history[edit]

Information in publications is vague, but at least six C.193s were produced (reg. F-AJHG, F-AJOB, F-AJSG, F-AJSH, F-AJSI, F-AJSJ) and one Salmson-powered C.192 (F-AJHF). One aircraft, C.193 F-AJSI, was sold to Great Britain in 1930 and registered as G-ABFX, but returned to France in 1931 to be registered as F-ALLJ.[1]

In 1929, aircraft F-AJHF and F-AJHG participated in the Challenge 1929 international touring plane contest, and one of them completed it in 28th place, flown by Raymond Delmotte[2]

In 1930, three C.193s participated in the Challenge 1930 international touring plane contest (F-AJSG, F-AJSH, F-AJSI), Maurice Finat completing it in 17th place and François Arrachart in 24th place.


C.193 (on the left, the other is PWS-51) during the Challenge 1930
  • C.190 - first variant, with 80 hp (58.8 kW) Renault straight engine
  • C.191 - variant with 95 hp (69.8 kW) Salmson 7AC radial engine
  • C.192 - variant with 95 hp (69.8 kW) Salmson 7AC radial engine
  • C.193 - series variant, with 98 hp (72 kW) Renault 4Pb straight engine

Specifications (C.193)[edit]

Caudron C.190 3-view drawing from Aero Digest December 1929

Data from Krzyżan, M. 1988

General characteristics

  • Length: 7.48 m (24 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.5 m (37 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 13.6 m2 (146 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 440 kg (970 lb)
  • Gross weight: 760 kg (1,676 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Renault 4Pb 4-cyl inverted air-cooled in-line piston engine, 72 kW (97 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 160 km/h (99 mph; 86 kn)
  • Range: 600 km (373 mi; 324 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)


  1. ^ Registry at Golden Years of Aviation Archived April 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine and Aviafrance
  2. ^ There is inconsistency in M. Krzyżan Międzynarodowe turnieje lotnicze..., for F-AJHF is named there C.190, and F-AJHG - C.191, while it is clear from a photo, that F-AJHG was a variant with an inline engine. It is also inconsistent with a data from the French registry. Hence, both aircraft might have been mixed in a book, and F-AJHG might have been later rebuilt to C.193, as appears in the registry. A Salmson-powered variant C.192 F-AJHF might have been rebuilt from C.191 as well, what would explain lack of C.190 and C.191 in the registry.
  • (in Polish) Marian Krzyżan: Międzynarodowe turnieje lotnicze 1929-1934, Warsaw 1988, ISBN 83-206-0637-3

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