L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)
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Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913
FARMAN. Henry and Maurice Farman, 167, Rue de Silly, Billancourt (Seine) Aerodromes: Buc, pres Versailles and Etampes. Depots: Camp de Chalons--Reims. Established by H. Farman in 1908. M. Farman established works a little later. In 1912 the two brothers combined. The present works were opened in January, 1912, and had an output capacity of at least 300 machines a year in March, 1913.
M. Farman M. Farman M. Farman
Military biplane. Big military Staggered
Length..........feet (m.) 39-1/3 (12) 46 (14) 39 (11.90)
Span............feet (m.) 50-3/4 (15.50) 65-3/4 (20) 36 (11)
Area.....,...sq. ft. (m?) 646 (60) 861 (80) 323 (30)
Weight, total, lbs.(kgs.) 1102 (500) 1433 (650) 882 (400)
Weight, useful,lbs.(kgs.) 617 (280) 882 (400) 551 (250)
Motor................h.p. 70 Renault 70 Renault 70 Renault
Speed, max....m.p.h.(km.) 56 (90) 44 (70) 69 110)
Speed, min....m.p.h.(km.) ... ... ...
Endurance............hrs. ... ... ...
Number built during 1912. ... ... ...
Remarks.--The whole of the above can easily be converted into hydro-avions --two long narrow floats without steps. H. Farmans are of wood and steel construction; M. Farman, wood. In all 1913 biplanes the ailerons are inter-connected. All 1913 machines designed to carry one or in some cases two mitrailleuse, and special attention is paid to facility for taking down for transport and re-assembling. The 1911-12 H. Farmans had elevators forward, were a good deal longer, and had more surface than 1913 models. Ailerons not inter-connected. The M. Farmans generally as now, except that all planes, etc., had rounded edges. On September 11th, 1912, Foury, in an M. Farman military, made world's endurance record to date, 13 hrs. 22 min., covering 631 miles (1,017 km.) All models of this type, also the "big military," are fitted with the Doutre stabiliser. Fabric: "Aviator" Ramie.
Latest Hydro.--In March, 1913, a new hydro was produced experimentally. There is a boat body, without steps, carrying the motor which is chain connected with the propeller. Machine is fitted with wheels and skids as well.
Flight, September 23, 1911.
FOREIGN AVIATION NEWS.
New Maurice Farman Military Machine.
IN the hands of Barra very good results have been obtained with the new 20-metre Maurice Farman biplane which has been built specially for the French War Office competition for aeroplanes.
Flight, December 30, 1911.
PARIS AERO SHOW.
ON the Farman stand were exhibited two machines, one a Maurice Farman biplane and the other the new Henry Farman monoplane. Description of these excellent midlines would be unnecessary in the case of the former model for, apart from the staggering of the main planes and the reduced dimensions throughout, it presents no point of difference from the one exhibited at the last Aero Show at Olympia. In the case of the latter a recapitulation of its main features would be but repetition of the article that appeared in these pages only a fortnight since.
Principal dimensions, &c.
Maurice Farman biplane-
Length 30 ft. Weight 946 lbs.
Span 36 ,, Speed 55 m.p.h.
Area 385 sq. ft. Motor 70 h. p. Renault.