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Caudron Typhon

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Top speed  401 km/h
Length  11 m
First flight  1935
Wingspan  12 m
Introduced  1935
Manufacturer  Caudron
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The Caudron C.640 Typhon was a 1930s French high-speed single-seat monoplane utility aircraft built by Caudron-Renault.



Similar in concept to the de Havilland DH.88 Comet the Typhon (en: Typhoon) was designed by Georges Otfinovsky and Marcel Riffard for use on long-range postal routes. The first aircraft first flew in March 1935. The aircraft was a twin-engined low-wing cantilever monoplane of wooden construction. Seven C.640s were built. The Typhon established 5000 km speed records. It was not a success in operation as its flexible wings experienced buffeting and vibration problems.


  • C.640 Typhon - production model with Renault 6Q engines, 7 built.
  • C.641 Typhon - record breaking version with raised canopy and increased fuel capacity, 2 built.
  • C.670 Typhon - prototype high-speed bomber version with a crew of three, similar to the C.640 but with increased dimensions and weights, one built.
  • Operators

  • French Air Force
  •  Romania

    Specifications (C.640)

    General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 35 ft 11 in (10.95 m)
  • Wingspan: 47 ft 6¾ in (11.50 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m)
  • Wing area: 301.40 ft² (28.00 m²)
  • Empty weight: 3,594 lb (1630 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 7,496 lb (3400 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Renault 6Q inline piston engine, 220 hp (164 kw) each
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 249 mph (400 km/h)
  • Range: 2,315 miles (3725 km)
  • Service ceiling: 22,965 ft (7000 m)
  • References

    Caudron Typhon Wikipedia

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