Caudron-Renault C 710


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Caudron-Renault C 710

Competing with the ANF-Mureaux 190 to meet a Service Technique de l'Aeronautique specification for a lightweight fighter, the C 710 Cyclone, designed by Marcel Riffard, was derived from the Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe racing monoplanes. It was of wooden stressed-skin construction with a Renault 12R 01 12- cylinder inverted-Vee air-cooled engine producing 500hp for take-off. First flown on 18 July 1936, the C 710-01 was subsequently fitted with two drum-fed 20mm HS-9 cannon in the wings, and was tested at Guyancourt and Villacoublay throughout 1937. On 1 February 1938 it crashed in the Verrieres forest. Two additional airframes had meanwhile been built, the second of these being completed as the C 710-02 which differed from the first prototype in having redesigned vertical tail surfaces, these being taller and more angular. Further development of the basic design concentrated on derivatives embodying retractable undercarriages (C 713, C 714).

Caudron-Renault C 710A three-view drawing (1280 x 910)

  Take-off weight1645 kg3627 lb
  Empty weight1243 kg2740 lb
  Wingspan8.97 m29 ft 5 in
  Length8.53 m28 ft 0 in
  Height2.47 m8 ft 1 in
  Wing area12.50 m2134.55 sq ft
  Max. speed455 km/h283 mph
  Range825 km513 miles

The C 713 retractable-gear derivative of the C 710.A three-view drawing of The C 713 retractable-gear derivative of the C 710. (1280 x 900)

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