|F.300 and F.310|
|Manufacturer||Farman Aviation Works|
|First flight||13 January 1930|
The Farman F.300 and F.310 were airliners built in France in the early 1930s. They were high-wing strut braced monoplanes with fixed tailskid undercarriage with a trimotor layout popular with several manufacturers of the time. The cockpit and passenger compartment were fully enclosed. Most saw service in Farman's own airline, whose twelve F.300 variants made up half its fleet in 1931.
One variant, the F.302, was specially built as a single-engine machine to make an attempt at a number of world records. On 9 March 1931, Jean Réginensi and Marcel Lalouette set new distance and duration records over a closed circuit with a 2,000 kg payload, flying 2,678 km (1,664 mi) in 17 hours. Another, the F.304 was built as a special trimotor for Marcel Goulette to make a long-distance flight the same month from Paris to Tananarive and back.
The F.310 was a seaplane version of the same basic design. The prototype was destroyed while landing during trials, and no further examples were built.
- F.300 - prototype with Gnome et Rhône 5Ba engines (1 built)
- F.301 - production version with Salmson 9Ab engines (6 built)
- F.302 - version powered with single Hispano-Suiza 12Nb for record attempt (1 built, later re-engined with Hispano-Suiza 12Lbr
- F.303 - production version with Gnome et Rhône 5Ba engines (6 built)
- F.304 - long-range version with Lorraine 9N engines (1 built)
- F.305 - production version with Gnome et Rhône 9A engines (2 built)
- F.306 - production version with Lorraine 7Me engines (4 built)
- F.310 - seaplane version with Salmson 9Ab engines (1 built)
- Aeroput operated 1 F.306 aircraft.
- Crew: Two pilots
- Capacity: 8 passengers
- Length: 13.35 m (43 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 19.12 m (62 ft 9 in)
- Height: 3.3 m (10 ft 10 in)
- Wing area: 71.0 m2 (764 ft2)
- Empty weight: 2,610 kg (5,754 lb)
- Gross weight: 4,350 kg (9,590 lb)
- Powerplant: 3 × Salmson 9Ab, 170 kW (230 hp) each
- Maximum speed: 230 km/h (140 mph)
- Range: 975 km (600 miles)
- Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)
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- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 380.