|C.641 Typhon (high-speed version) With a view to attacking a number of long distance records, including that for 5,000 km, the French pilot Rossi testing his Renault - engined Caudron Typhon at Istres aerodrome.- flight magazine - 1937|
|Designer||Georges Otfinovsky/Marcel Riffard|
Similar in concept to the de Havilland DH.88 Comet the Typhon (en: Typhoon) was designed by Georges Otfinovsky and Marcel Riffard for use on long-range postal routes. The first aircraft first flew in March 1935. The aircraft was a twin-engined low-wing cantilever monoplane of wooden construction. Seven C.640s were built. The Typhon established 5000 km speed records. It was not a success in operation as its flexible wings experienced buffeting and vibration problems.
- C.640 Typhon - production model with Renault 6Q engines, 7 built.
- C.641 Typhon - record breaking version with raised canopy and increased fuel capacity, 2 built.
- C.670 Typhon - prototype high-speed bomber version with a crew of three, similar to the C.640 but with increased dimensions and weights, one built.
- Crew: 2
- Length: 35 ft 11 in (10.95 m)
- Wingspan: 47 ft 6¾ in (11.50 m)
- Height: 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m)
- Wing area: 301.40 ft² (28.00 m²)
- Empty weight: 3,594 lb (1630 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 7,496 lb (3400 kg)
- Powerplant: 2 × Renault 6Q inline piston engine, 220 hp (164 kw) each
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- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
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