Caudron G.5

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Caudron G.5
Role Reconnaissance/Bomber
Manufacturer Caudron
Designer Gaston Caudron
First flight spring 1915
Introduction May 1916 [1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built < 10
Engine 2×80hp Le Rhône rotaries
Armament Chauchat MG and carbines [1]

The "A3" specification called for a machine with three crewman, a pilot and gunners fore and aft. The Caudron G.5 was Gaston Caudron's first attempt at meeting this specification, a twin-engined biplane. It was seriously underpowered and was redesigned as the Caudron G.6, but a small number of them were built and used by front-line escadrilles, only to be replaced by the G.6 as soon as they became readily available. [1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Davilla, p.156.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.