Caudron R.11

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Caudron R.11
Caudron R.11 - Front.jpg
Role Escort
Manufacturer Caudron
Designer René Caudron & Paul Deville
First flight 1916
Introduction Feb[1] to Apr[2] 1918
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 370 [1]
Developed from Caudron R.4
Wingspan 17.9 m (58 ft 10 in) [3][4]
Engine 2×215hp Hispano-Suiza 8Bda vees
Armament 2×flexible nose Lewis and
2× flexible rear Lewis and
forward downward-facing MG
120 kg (265 lb)[4] of bombs
Crew 3
Max Speed 183 km/h (114 mph)[5][6][3][4]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 8:10
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 14:30
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 22:30[5][3]
Ceiling 5,950 m (19,500 ft)[5][6][3][4]
Range 600 km (370 mi)[5]
Endurance 3:00 [5][6][3][4]

Another aeroplane designed to meet the "C3" specification, the Caudron R.11 shared many features with the Caudron R.4, though it was somewhat smaller and its engine horsepower was increased from 130-150hp to 200hp each. The fuel tanks were located on the nacelles and were cross-linked, and on later aircraft they could be jettisoned if necessary. Dual controls were rigged on later aircraft. Twin Lewis guns fore and aft were supplemented by an additional machine gun beneat the nose for downward firing. At the Armistice, 54 were in service with the French.[7]

The R.11 was a tough flying gunboat and found a niche protecting flights of Breguet 14s. A thousand were ordered but only 370 were built before Armistice. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Caudron R.11.

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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
18Q3-18Q4 B (S) 18 14 4
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Notes
  1. Numbers are approximate, based on escadrille counts.[1]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Davilla, p.167.
  2. Angelucci, p.80.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Lamberton, pp.216-218.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Angelucci, p.72.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Davilla, p.168.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Munson, p.69.
  7. Davilla, p.168.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711