|F.402 of the Spanish Republican Air Force. Museo del Aire, Cuatro Vientos, Madrid|
|Role||Three-seat Cabin monoplane|
Design and development
The Farman series "400" was a revolution for its builder because it had a thin, cantilever-constructed, high wing, with round edges, which could be dismounted for better storage and transportation.
The F 402 has an unusual feature, which is that the control stick hangs from the ceiling of the cockpit, and the rudder control is a vertical steering wheel.
The fuel tanks, which are placed inside the wings, have a capacity of 200 liters.
The landing gear structure is constructed of iron bars, which allows this plane to land "hardly" in short space.
- Three-seat cabin monoplane.
- Powered by a 120hp (89-kW) Lorraine 5Pb radial piston engine.
- Powered by a 150hp (112-kW) Farman 7Ed engine.
- Similar to the F.403, powered by a 140hp (89kW) Renault 4Pei engine.
- Powered by a 110hp (82kW) Lorraine 5Pb radial piston engine.
- Powered by a 125hp (93kW) de Havilland Gipsy Major piston engine.
One aircraft of the Spanish Republican Air Force survives and is on display at the Spanish Museo del Aire (Madrid). This plane was used in Zaragoza during the Spanish Civil War as a transport, communication and ambulance aircraft.
Specifications (F 402)
- Crew: three seats
- Length: 8.25 m (27 ft)
- Wingspan: 11.72 m (38 ft 5 in)
- Height: 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)
- Wing area: 21.5 m² (231.42 ft²)
- Empty weight: 681 kg (1500 lb)
- Loaded weight: 1150 kg (2535 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × 1x Lorraine 5Pb 5-cyl. air-cooled radial engine, 82.0-89.5kW (110-120 hp)
- Maximum speed: 194 km/h (105,8 knots)
- Cruise speed: 170 km/h (91.8 knots)
- Range: 1,000 km (540 NM)
- Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13.123 ft)
- Wing loading: 53.5kg/m² (11 lb/ft²)
- Power/mass: 0.078 kw/kg (0.047hp/lb)
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