Salmson 4

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Salmson 4
Role Ground Attack
Manufacturer Salmson
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 12 [1]
Developed from Salmson 2
Engine 260hp Salmson 9Z radial
Crew 2
Max Speed 168 km/h (104 mph)[2]
Climb 500 m (1,640 ft) in 3:18[2]
1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 8:21[2]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 20:14[2]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 43:27[2]

The success of the German J-Class armored ground-attack planes led to the 'Ab2' specification for an armored two-seater. Salmson met this need with a modified Salmson 2, the Salmson 4. The Salmson 4 added width and an additional bay to the wings for extra lifting power to compensate for the plane's light armor. Ordered in mid-1918, only twelve had been delivered by the Armistice, and no more were built.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Salmson 4.


  1. Owers, p.102.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Davilla, p.448.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Colin A. Owers, Jon S. Guttman, James J. Davilla, Salmson Aircraft of World War I. USA: Flying Machine Press, 2001. ISBN 1-891268-16-3