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.
| ENGINE||1 x Renault, 51kW|
| Take-off weight||855 kg||1885 lb|
| Empty weight||580 kg||1279 lb|
| Wingspan||15.5 m||51 ft 10 in|
| Length||11.5 m||38 ft 9 in|
| Height||3.4 m||11 ft 2 in|
| Wing area||60.0 m2||645.83 sq ft|
| Max. speed||90 km/h||56 mph|
|Anthony Ainslie, 22.02.2015|
A Farman, brought in disassembled on a train, flew at 0800 hrs. on 27.11.2014 from a new airstrip at Ismailia built by 1/KOSB.
|Colin Edwards, 30.01.2015|
Typically no mention of Australians who flew them to great effect in Mespotania assisting the Indian Flying Corp in attemting to halt the Turkish assault in the Tigris valley in 1915-even during the dreaded shamals. One notable event was the longest taxi ever (about 30km) after the AFC pilot and observer forced down by partial engine failure taxied overland and passed a camp of 2000 turks who probably were too over-awed by this strange contraption they let it pass
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?
this site needs more info
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, 25.02.2011|
I ll need the drawings for building a replicat
|Marc Lekeu, 25.02.2011|
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
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?