Flight, December 25, 1919.
The Paris Aero Show 1919
Caudron. - The Caudron exhibits are referred to elsewhere At the time of writing two machines are erected on the stand; one is the huge three-engined cabin machine, the C 25. This machine has two engines on the wings and a third in the nose of the fuselage. There is a large cabin in the fuselage. The wing bracing is in the form of piano wire, which looks somewhat out of place in a modern machine, especially of such dimensions. Of the school machine there are no signs at present.
SOME FRENCH MACHINES AT THE SHOW
Rene Caudron is exhibiting three complete machines. One of these is the well-known type, G 3, on which so many of the French pilots have been trained. It was, it may be remembered, on a similar machine that the late Jules Vedrines landed on the roof of the Lafayette building. The machine is already so well known as to need no detailed description here.
The second machine is a twin-engine biplane, type C 33. It is fitted with two 80 h.p. Le Rhone engines. In addition to the pilot the machine carries three passengers, of whom two are inside the body. This machine has a length over all of 30 ft. 10 ins. and a span of 51 ft. 2 ins. It carries sufficient fuel for a flight of six hours' duration, and has a maximum speed of 150 kilometres per hour (93 m.p.h.).
The third machine exhibited by Caudron is also a new design, the C 25. This is a large three-engined biplane designed for passenger-carrying. In addition to two pilots, it has accommodation for 16 passengers in a comfortable cabin. Like the C 33 it has a duration of six hours, and its maximum speed is 102 m.p.h. The overall length is 62 ft. 8 ins., and its span 82 ft. 6 ins. The three engines are 250 h.p. Canton-Unnes.