Farman M.F.7 Longhorn
1910
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Farman M.F.7 Longhorn

From 1912 the Maurice Farman-designed M.F.7 served with the French military as well as with many civil and military flying schools in France, Britain and elsewhere in Europe. It was an unequal-span biplane usually fitted with a 52kW Renault engine driving a pusher propeller. Characteristic of the design was the prominent frontal elevator which led to the nickname "Longhorn". Next to the French - who used it initially for reconnaissance duties with seven escadrilles and later for training - the best customers were the RFC and RNAS who received a large number from France and others licence-built in the UK for training duties.

Farman M.F.7 Longhorn


Specification 
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x Renault, 51kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight855 kg1885 lb
    Empty weight580 kg1279 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan15.5 m51 ft 10 in
    Length11.5 m38 ft 9 in
    Height3.4 m11 ft 2 in
    Wing area60.0 m2645.83 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed90 km/h56 mph

Comments
Chris, chris=merlinsim.com, 21.11.2011

One landed at Chucks Farm, Partridge Green, West Sussex, as shown in photo post card. Does anyone have details of why it would have landed there? Hendon to Brighton mail run maybe? Run out of fuel?

josh, 16.11.2011

this site needs more info

gianni, gianni2009dg=gmail.com, 16.10.2011

ottima la descrizione però manca la descrizione emagari una foto o disegno del cruscotto con relativi strumenti. a me servirebbe molto poichè stò scrivendo un libro in cui parlo di mio nonno che prese ilbrevetto di pilota proprio su questo aereo nel 1917 a torino. Grazie se me lo inviate!!!!! distinti saluti

Marc Lekeu, noravlao=yahoo.com, 25.02.2011

I ll need the drawings for building a replicat
Yours Marc

Marc Lekeu, noravlao=yahoo.com, 25.02.2011

Dear Sir,
As a Belgian national from Liege,and well experienced pilkot,
I was approched by the Belgian Embassy in Bankok to re live the event which took place in Thailand in 1911,where this Belgian demonstrated the aircraft and resulted for four Thai pilots to undertake training in France.This to mark 100 years of aviation.
I m personaly interested and have spare time on my hand.
Your comment will be apreciated.
Yours Marc Lekeu

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