Caudron C.510 Pélican

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Caudron C.510 Pélican
Role Air ambulance or touring monoplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Caudron
First flight 1934
Number built 62
Developed from C.282/8

The Caudron C.510 Pélican was a 1930s French air ambulance or touring monoplane. Designed and built by Caudron and based on the earlier Caudron C.282/8.[1]


To create room for a stretcher and attendant the earlier Caudron C.282/8 design was modified with a lengthened fuselage, an improved wing and tailplane design.[1] A single-engined high-wing monoplane, the Pélican had a conventional landing gear.[1] As a touring aircraft the Pélican could carry three passengers and a total of 62 were built as both air ambulances and tourers.[1]


 Belgian Congo

Specifications (Ambulance)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 2 (Stretcher and attendant)
  • Length: 8.52 m (27 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.82 m (38 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 23.75 m2 (255.6 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 626 kg (1,380 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,140 kg (2,513 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Renault 4Pei Bengali Junior inline piston engine, 100 kW (140 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 165 km/h (103 mph; 89 kn)
  • Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi)


  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 1080
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.