Air Pictorial 1955-04
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FARMAN GOLIATH. A successful twin-motor transport of the immediate post-World War I era was the Farman F.60 Goliath biplane. Initially fitted with 260-h.p. Salmson radials, it later operated on the Croydon to Paris route with 350-h.p. Renault engines. One other version had 400-h.p. Lorraine Dietrich engines. The F.61 in modified form was used by the French Air Force as a bomber. Span was 92 ft. 6 in.; length 46 ft. 3 in.; all-up weight 10,200 lb.; and top speed with Salmsons, 100 m.p.h. The Goliath could carry twenty passengers.
FLEET MODEL 50K. The Fleet Model 50K was a twin-engined biplane freighter designed and flown by Fleet Aircraft of Canada in 1939-40. It had equal-span wings and twin-fins. and was powered by two 330-h.p. Jacobs engines. A seaplane version with twin floats was also built. Span was 45 ft.; length 35 ft. 10 in.; loaded weight 8,000 lb .; maximum speed at sea-level 148 m.p.h.; cruising speed 128 m.p.h .; range 660 miles. It could carry about 2.900 lb. of freight or twelve passengers.