Farman F.130

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Farman F.130
Role Long-range night bomber
National origin France
Manufacturer Farman
First flight 1925

The Farman F.130 was a 1920s French biplane designed by Farman as a long-range day bomber.[1]

Development[edit]

The F.130 was a single-engined biplane design in the BN.3 category based on the larger twin-engined F.60 Goliath.[1] The F.130 had a conventional tailskid landing gear and three open tandem cockpits. It was powered by a nose-mounted 447 kW (600 hp) Farman 18 Wd W-18 piston engine.[1]

Following a series of test flights it was underpowered with only one engine and it failed to arouse any interest from either domestic or export customers and was not ordered into production.[1]

Variants[edit]

F.130 BN.3
Three seater night bomber, one built.
F.130T
The almost identical transport variant of the F.130 bomber. one built.

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Wingspan: 25.30 m (83 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 150 m2 (1614.64 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 3230 kg (7121 lb)
  • Gross weight: 5570 kg (12,280 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Farman 18 Wd W-18 water-cooled piston engine, 447 kW (600 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 195 km/h (121 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 5200 m (17,060 ft)

Armament

  • 4 × 0.303in (7.7mm) machine guns
  • up to 700kg (1543lb) bombs

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 1740
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