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The Caudron C.640 Typhon was a 1930s French high-speed single-seat monoplane utility aircraft built by Caudron-Renault.
Caudron Typhon Wikipedia
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.
French Air Force
General characteristicsCrew: 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
PerformanceMaximum speed: 249 mph (400 km/h)
Range: 2,315 miles (3725 km)
Service ceiling: 22,965 ft (7000 m)