Caudron G.2

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Caudron G.2
Role Reconnaissance/Bomber
Manufacturer Caudron
Introduction 1914
Primary user France
U.K. (RNAS)[1]
Engine 80hp Gnome rotary or
80hp Le Rhône rotary
Armament none
Crew 1-2
Max Speed 106 km/h (66 mph) [2]
Climb 166 m (545 ft) per min [2]

The Caudron G.2 tractor saw limited service in 1914 with a handful of French escadrilles until they could be replaced with the Caudron G.3. Apparently there were both single and two-seat versions. [2] When the war started, one of the 23 French escadrilles was a Caudron G.2 unit.[3]

Three Caudron G.2s were mounted on floats and used by the RNAS, alighting from the HMS Hermes.[1]

Timeline [note 1]


  1. Plane counts are approximate and based of escadrille usage in Davilla'97.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Nowarra, p.127.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Davilla, p.142.
  3. Ferry'14, p.5.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Vital Ferry. French Aviation During the First World War. Paris: Histoire and Collections, 2014. ISBN 978-2-35250-370-5
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070