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.


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