Technical data
Type Caudron G-4
Function Observation
Year 1915
Crew 2
Engines 2*80hp Gnome
Length 7.2m
Wingspan 16.8/11.9m
Wing area 38.0m2
Empty weight 680kg
Loaded weight 1180kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 31
Power load (kg/hp) 7.4
Maximum Speed 124km/h
Flight Endurance 3h
Ceiling 4500m
Climb
2000m 16.7min

Caudron G-4, 'Dvukhcodron' Caudron

64k b/w G-4, "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.310

Unarmed biplane with two-seat tandem gondola and two engine gondolas. Lower longerones of the tailframe were almost lying on the ground (like on G-3. Aircraft had a very good climb, was fast and could perform Nesterov Loop. Early G-4 had one side wing cover (from below).

About 20 were imported, in service through the Civil War, thanks to high reliability.



References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.309-310;

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