Farman H.F.16

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Farman H.F.16
Role Reconnaissance/Trainer
Manufacturer Farman, Dux
Designer Henri Farman
First flight 1912
Primary user Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Number built 300 [1]
Engine 80-100hp Gnome rotary
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 90 km/h (56 mph) [2]
Climb 1000m in 20min
2000m in 55min [2]
Ceiling 2,500 m (8,200 ft) [2]
Range 220 km (140 mi) [2]
Endurance 2:30 [2]

The Henri Farman H.F.16 was a 1912 sesquiplane design with a 100hp Gnome delta rotary engine. It did not see service with France, but about three hundred were built in Russia by Dux. Early in the war they were used for reconnaissance, but their main use was as trainers. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Durkota, p.348.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Durkota, p.357.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, and Victor Kulikov. The Imperial Russian Air Service. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0-9637110-2-4