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France's Caudron C.714 fighter

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Caudron C.714 fighter:
France's Caudron C.714 fighter

Caudron C.714 fighter:
France's Caudron C.714 fighter
Caudron C.714 Cyclone fighter:
France's Caudron C.714 Cyclone fighter
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Caudron C.714 Cyclone fighter:
France's Caudron C.714 Cyclone fighter
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Caudron C.714 fighter in Finland in 1940:
France's Caudron C.714 fighter in Finland in 1940
Caudron C.714 fighter:
France's Caudron C.714 fighter406

Design

Marcel Riffard based the Caudron C.714 design on racing planes he developed in the early 1930s.1

Prototype

The Caudron C.714 prototype first flew in September 1938.1 After this, 200 were ordered in two separate orders of 100.1 These orders were cancelled when it was felt that the Caudron C.714 wasn't up to the standards of the Armée de l'Air.1

Production

  • Total:
    • Manufacturer: Caudron1

Usage

Polish Squadron

The only unit equipped with the C.714 was a Polish squadron that had fled Poland.1

Specifications

  Caudron C.714 Cyclone
Type Fighter1,2
Crew 11
Engine (Type) Renault2,
Renault 12 RO-31
Cylinders Inverted2, V 121
Cooling Air1,2
Net HP 4501,2
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 29' 5"1, 29' 6"2
Length 27' 11"1,2
Height 9' 5"1,2
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 3,850 lb2
Maximum load 3,858 lb1
Performance  
Speed 300 mph2
Speed @ 13,120' 303 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 29,855'1
Range 559 miles1
Armament 4: MG1
Wings 2: 20 mm2

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
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