|Farman F.430 of the Spanish Republican Air Force|
|Role||Light transport monoplane|
|Manufacturer||Farman Aviation Works|
Design and development
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.
- Air Service
Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1759
- 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)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Related lists
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1759
- Media related to Farman at Wikimedia Commons