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Farman - F.140 / F.4S Super Goliath - 1923 - Франция

Страна: Франция

Год: 1923

Год: 1923

F.140 Super Goliath; прототип сверхтяжелого бомбардировщика TGP (Tres Gros Porteur) с четырьмя двигателями Farman по 500 л. с. (373 кВт), тандемно установленных на нижнем крыле, вооруженный пулеметами в носовой, верхней и нижней стрелковых точках и способный нести до 1500 кг бомб; шесть серийных машин служили во французских ВВС; потеря одного самолета из-за поломки конструкции в августе 1930 года привела к списанию из ВВС всех оставшихся машин этого типа, а также вариантов F.60, F.63 и F.160

Two New Types of Farman Four-Engined Aeroplanes

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The four-engined Farman biplane that secured second place is very similar to the familiar "Goliath," but is fitted with four Salmson engines of 260 h.p. each. In the competition the pilots were Bossoutrot and Drouhin. The length of the Farman F.4S is 14-8 m. (48 ft. 6 ins.) and the span 25-55 m. (83 ft. 10 ins.). The wing area is 139 sq. m. (1,496 sq. ft.) and the empty weight 3.220 kgs. (7,084 lbs.),

SOCIETE DES AVIONS HENRY AND MAURICE FARMAN

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The fuselage and tandem engine units of a huge four-engined bomber (B.N.4) is also exhibited. This is equipped with almost every conceivable "gadget," and would gladden the hearts of some of the Air Ministry experts from the Technical Department. It is not proposed to give a description here, but it may be stated that the night-bomber is fitted with four 500 h.p. Farman engines, and has a total loaded weight of 11,000 kgs. (24,200 lbs.). Some idea of the size of this machine may also be formed from the fact that the wing span is 35 m. (115 ft.), and the wing area 266 sq. m. (2,860 sq. ft.). In spite of its size the Farman B.N.4 is expected to have a top speed of 165 km./h. (103-m.p.h.).

Holder of Several French and World's Records

THE accompanying photograph shows the Farman four-engined biplane which recently established several new records for load carried. The machine is in effect a super-Goliath, with four 500 h.p. Farman engines in place of the two lower-powered engines fitted on the standard "Goliath." It is claimed that by loading the machine to the maximum of its capacity the useful load carried, whether in the form of bombs or as passengers or goods, is in the neighbourhood of 6,000 kgs. (13,200 lbs.). Moreover, the machine is said to be capable of not only flying level but of climbing with one of the four engines stopped, and with less than full load it will fly level on two engines.

Another photograph shows one of the 500 h.p. Farman engines as installed in this machine. This engine is of the 12-cylinder "broad arrow" type, with a bore of 130 mm. and a stroke of 160 mm. The weight of the engine is 510 kgs. (1,122 lbs), including two-to-one propeller reduction gearing, propeller hub and electrical equipment, but exclusive of water. It was with a similar engine that a single-engined Farman remained aloft for 45 hours 12 mins.

THE FARMAN F.4S: A Goliath in its general lines, this machine has four Salmson engines, place in the "Grand Prix."

A RECORD BREAKER: The four-engined Farman "Goliath" which has recently established a number of French records and world's records for heavy useful loads. The machine has a span of 35 m. (115 ft.) and a wing area of 266 sq m. (2,806 sq. ft.). The engines (four) are Farman "broad-arrow" types of 500 h.p. each. The weight of the machine empty is 7,150 kgs. (15,750 lbs.), and the normal useful load is4,500 kgs. (10,000 lbs.), giving normally a total loaded weight of 11,650 kgs. (25,750 lbs.). It is stated that the machine has a top speed of 190 km./h. (118 m.p.h.) at ground level. The ceiling, with a useful load of 4,000 kgs., is 5,000 m. (16,400 ft.), and with a useful load of 6,000 kgs. it is 3,500 m. With one engine stopped the ceiling is stated to be 3,800 m. (12,500 ft.).