Farman F.300

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F.300 and F.310
Farman F.300 L'Aerophile Salon 1932.jpg
F.300
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Farman Aviation Works
First flight 13 January 1930
Number built 22

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 prototype of a floatplane version of the same basic design, was destroyed while landing during trials, and no further examples were built.

Variants[edit]

F.300
prototype with Gnome et Rhône 5Ba engines (1 built)[1]
F.301
production version with Salmson 9Ab engines (6 built)[2]
F.302
version powered with single Hispano-Suiza 12Nb for record attempt,[3] (1 built, later re-engined with Hispano-Suiza 12Lbr[4]
F.303
production version with Gnome et Rhône 5Ba engines (6 built)[5]
F.304
long-range version with Lorraine 9N engines (1 built)[6]
F.305
production version with Gnome et Rhône 9A engines (2 built)[7]
F.306
production version with Lorraine 7Me engines (4 built)[8]
F.310
floatplane version with Salmson 9Ab engines (1 built)[9]

Operators[edit]

 France
 Yugoslavia

Specifications (F.301)[edit]

Farman F.306 2-view drawing

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 8 pax
  • 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 m2 (760 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,610 kg (5,754 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,530 kg (9,987 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Salmson 9Ab 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 170 kW (230 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 230 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 190 km/h (120 mph, 100 kn)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parmentier, Bruno (2 June 1998). "Farman F.300". Aviafrance (in French). Paris. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Parmentier, Bruno (2 June 1998). "Farman F.301". Aviafrance (in French). Paris. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  3. ^ Parmentier, Bruno (2 June 1998). "Farman F.302". Aviafrance (in French). Paris. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  4. ^ Parmentier, Bruno (2 June 1998). "Farman F.302". Aviafrance (in French). Paris. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  5. ^ Parmentier, Bruno (2 June 1998). "Farman F.303". Aviafrance (in French). Paris. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  6. ^ Parmentier, Bruno (2 June 1998). "Farman F.304". Aviafrance (in French). Paris. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  7. ^ Parmentier, Bruno (2 June 1998). "Farman F.305". Aviafrance (in French). Paris. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  8. ^ Parmentier, Bruno (2 June 1998). "Farman F.306". Aviafrance (in French). Paris. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  9. ^ Parmentier, Bruno (2 June 1998). "Farman F.310". Aviafrance (in French). Paris. Retrieved 29 January 2019.

Further reading[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 380.