W.Green, G.Swanborough The Complete Book of Fighters
BOREL-BOCCACCIO Type 3000 France
Designed by Paul Boccaccio for the Gabriel Borel concern, the Type 3000 two-seat fighter was tested in 1919 under the official designation Borel C2. Although trials at Villacoublay revealed a good performance, the aircraft had appeared too late to warrant further development under post-World War I circumstances. A two- bay biplane powered by a 300 hp Hispano-Suiza 8Fb eight-cylinder water-cooled engine, the Type 3000 carried an armament of one fixed and synchronised 0.303-in (7,7-mm) Vickers machine gun and two 0.303-in (7,7-mm) Lewis guns on a Scarff-type mounting in the rear cockpit. Provision was made for a third Lewis gun which, fitted in the fuselage floor, was intended to fire aft and downward. Various modifications were made to the undercarriage, the tailplane bracing, the radiators and the exhaust manifolds during the course of trials, but only the one prototype was completed.
Max speed, 161 mph (260 km/h) at 3,280 ft (1000 m).
Time to 6,560 ft (2 000 m), 5.65 min.
Endurance, 3 hrs.
Empty weight, 1,779 lb (807 kg).
Loaded weight, 2,954 lb (1 340 kg).
Span, 37 ft 4 3/4 in (11,40 m).
Length, 23 ft 5 1/2 in (7,15 m).
Wing area, 349.84 sq ft (32,5 m2).