CAMS 36
1922
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Terrence Murphy, 26.06.2012

This is the way I wrote it for the book I'm working on:

The CAMS 36 Flying boat was developed in 1921 by state order and first flew in 1922. The boat was designed for the Schneider Trophy race of 1922 in Naples, Italy. It was a single-seat racing, flying boat that was powered by an eight-cylinder Hispano-Suiza 8fb 360 hp engine allowing it to develop a speed of 245 kmh (155 mph). The race was held in August 1922 and was supposed to have two CAMS 36 entries, but a lack of funding forced the French to withdraw.
The following year at the, race, a modified version of the plane (CAMS 36bis) was entered, however, at the beginning of the event, the aircraft was damaged and had to abandon the competition.

Wingspan: 8.60 m
Wing area: 20 m
Length: 7.75 m
Height: 2.8 m
Empty weight: 945 kg
Powerplant: 1 x 360 hp Hispano-Suiza 8fb engine
Max speed: 245 km/h

Brian Johnston, 30.05.2012

From Aviafrance.com website:-

Single-seat racing flyingboat. 2 examples were built for the 1922 Schneider Cup. However lack of finance prevented their taking part.

Span 8.60m Length 7.75m Height 2.80m Wing Area 28m2
Weights Empty 945Kg Total 1260Kg
Engine Hispano-Suiza 12Fd 300hp Max. Speed 250 Km/h

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