Farman F.430

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Farman F.430 photo L'Aerophile December 1942.jpg
Role Light transport monoplane
Manufacturer Farman Aviation Works
First flight 1934
Number built 3

The Farman F.430 was a 1930s French light transport designed and built by the Farman Aviation Works. Two variants with different engines were known as the F.431 and F.432.

Design and development[edit]

The F.430 was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a tail-wheel landing gear. It was powered by two wing-mounted de Havilland Gipsy Major piston engines. The enclosed cockpit and cabin had room for a pilot and five passengers. The prototype F-ANBY appeared in 1934 and the F.431 variant with 185 hp (138 kW) Renault Bengali-Six inverted piston engines was exhibited at the 1934 Paris Salon de l'Aeronautique. A further variant with 180 hp (134 kW) Farman radial engines was designated the F.432.

After the company had been nationalised and became part of SNCAC a variant with a retractable landing gear (designated the Centre 433) was completed. The F.430 and two F.431s were used by Air Service between Paris and Biarritz.


Prototype with 130hp (97kW) de Havilland Gipsy Major I inline piston engines, one built.
Variant with 185hp (138kW) Renault 6Pdi inverted piston engines, two built.
Variant with 180hp (134kW) Farman radial engines or Renault 6Q-06 engines, two built and two converted from the F.431s.
Centre 433
Retractable landing gear version of the F.431, powered by 220 hp (160 kW) Renault 6Q-06 / Renault 6Q-O7 engines (left and right hand rotation), one built / converted, flying for the first time in December 1938.


Farman F.430 of the Spanish Republican Air Force
  • Air Service

Specifications (F.430)[edit]

Farman F.430 3-view drawing from L'Aerophile August 1934

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1759

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Length: 11.70 m (38 ft 4½ in)
  • Wingspan: 15.40 m (50 ft 6¼ in)
  • Height: 2.82 m (9 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 36 m2 (387.51 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1306 kg (2879 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2200 kg (4850 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × de Havilland Gipsy Major 4-cylinder inverted inline piston, 97 kW (130 hp) each


  • Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph)
  • Range: 1000 km (621 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4500 m (14,765 ft)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Related lists


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Farman at Wikimedia Commons