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This remarkable machine is known (if it is known at all) as the Audenis C2 two-seat fighter or probably the Audenis-Jacob fighter as it was a dual production.
Charles Audenis (born on 6 October 1889 at Lyon, died 9 March 1963) got his brevet de pilote N°788 on a Henry FARMAN on 9 March 1912. Audenis was accepted as a pilot in the Aviation Militaire, though physically in bad health.
In late 1916 Audenis was released from the Aviation Militaire to work on the design of a new aircraft. Little is recorded of this machine. The only information comes from a French magazine article from 1928, giving that the machine had a 130 hp Clerget and a speed of 180 km/hour. There is no mention of his co-designer Jean Jacob, but probably he was there too. The machine was not accepted by the Aviation Militaire / S.T.Ae.
Audenis returned to his Escadrille in June 1917. There are rumors that the machine was actually built by the firm Barron-Vialle. The Barron-Vialle firm was specialised in luxury cars (pre-1914) and during the war army vehicles, cars and all sort of rolling stock.