Salmson 7

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Salmson 7
Role Reconnaissance/Bomber
Manufacturer Salmson
First flight Aug 1918 [1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 20 [1]
Developed from Salmson 2
Engine 230hp Salmson 9Za radial
Crew 2
Max Speed 189 km/h (117 mph) [2]

Perhaps the chief criticism of the Salmson 2 was the wide separation of the pilot and observer. The Salmson 7 sought to rectify that by placing them back-to-back in a shared cockpit.

Had the war continued, thousands of Salmson 7's would have been built, but by the Armistice only twenty had been delivered to front line units.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Owers, p.104.
  2. Davilla, p.450.
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.
  • 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