|First flight||18 February 1936|
The Caudron C.690 was single-seat training aircraft developed in France in the late 1930s to train fighter pilots to handle high-performance aircraft. It was a conventional low-wing cantilever monoplane that bore a strong resemblance to designer Marcel Riffard's racer designs of the same period. Caudron attempted to attract overseas sales for the aircraft, but this resulted in orders for only two machines - one from Japan, and the other from the USSR. In the meantime, the first of two prototypes was destroyed in a crash that killed René Paulhan, Caudron's chief test pilot.
Despite this, the Armée de l'Air eventually showed interest in the type, and ordered a batch of a slightly refined design. The first of these was not delivered until April 1939, and only 15 C.690Ms were supplied before the outbreak of war.
- Single-seat fighter trainer aircraft. Four aircraft built.
- Slightly refined version for the Armee de l'Air. Only 15 aircraft were built.
- Imperial Japanese Air Force - One aircraft only (KXC1) .
- soviet Air Force - One aircraft only.
- Crew: One pilot
- Length: 7.82 m (25 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 7.70 m (25 ft 3 in)
- Height: 2.60 m (8 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 9.0 m2 (97 ft2)
- Empty weight: 672 kg (1,482 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,050 kg (2,315 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Renault 6Q-05, 164 kW (220 hp)
- Maximum speed: 370 km/h (230 mph)
- Range: 1,100 km (684 miles)
- Service ceiling: 9,700 m (31,825 ft)
- Rate of climb: 11 m/s (2,165 ft/min)
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- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 240.
- World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 891 Sheet 16.