Farman F.380

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Farman F.380
Farman F.380 L'Aerophile June 1933.jpg
Role Single-seat racing monoplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Farman Aviation Works
First flight 1933
Number built 1

The Farman F.380 was a French single-seat racing monoplane designed and built by the Farman Aviation Works for air racing.[1]


The F.380 was a low-wing monoplane that first flew in 1933.[1] It was similar but smaller than the contemporary F.370 and was powered by a 155 hp (116 kW) Renault Bengali inverted inline piston engine.[1] Like the F.370 it had streamlined features, including a shallow fin faired into the open cockpit headrest, but unlike the F.370 the F.380's single main wheel could be retracted and extended manually.[2] It was entered into the 1933 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe air race but the landing gear collapsed at the start of the race.[1] Despite this setback, before the race it had broken the class world speed record at 303.387 km/h over a 200 km course.[1]

Specifications (F.380)[edit]

Farman F.380 3-view drawing from NACA-TM-724
Farman F.380 landing gear detail drawing from NACA-TM-724

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 5.50 m (18 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 5.98 m (19 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 6.00 m2 (64.6 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 320 kg (705 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 550 kg (1,213 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Renault Bengali 4-cylinder inverted inline piston engine, 116 kW (155 hp)estimated


  1. ^ a b c d e f Orbis 1985, p. 1758
  2. ^ "The 1933 Contest for the Deutsch De La Meurthe Trophy". National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) Technical Memoranda. NACA-TM-724 (1933).