Farman F.43

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Farman F.43
Role Ground Attack
Manufacturer Farman
Designer Henri & Maurice Farman
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Developed from Farman F.40
Engine 220hp Renault 12Fa
Crew 2
Max Speed 160 km/h (99 mph) [1]

Designed for ground attack and close support, the Farman F.43 was a derivative of the Farman F.40 with an armored cockpit, wider wings, and a larger engine to support the increased loading. It was found to be too slow and vulnerable to enemy fighters, so after a short career it was retired to training duties. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Farman F.40.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Davilla, p.244.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.