Caudron G.6
1916
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Caudron G.6

The first prototype flew in July 1916. A total of 512 aircraft were built.

The only feature distinguishing the Caudron G.6 from the G.4 was the former's conventional fuselage, which replaced the latter's apparently inadequate twin lattice booms for supporting the tailplane.


Specification 
 ENGINE2 x Le Rhone, 110hp
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1440 kg3175 lb
    Empty weight940 kg2072 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan17.22 m57 ft 6 in
    Length8.60 m28 ft 3 in
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed145 km/h90 mph
    Ceiling4400 m14450 ft
    Range360 km224 miles
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 100kg of bombs

Comments
Klaatu, 22.05.2011

"The only feature distinguishing the Caudron G.6 from the G.4 was the former's conventional fuselage, which replaced the latter's apparently inadequate twin lattice booms for supporting the tailplane."

The twin lattice booms supporting the tails of the Caudron G-3 and G-4 aircraft may have appeared "inadequate", but looks can sometimes be deceiving. The Caudrons were actually among the most successful aircraft of their day, being among the few aircraft to serve from the beginning of World War I till the end.

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