|Wing Load (kg/m2)||17.3|
|Power load (kg/hp)||7.0|
|Speed at 0m||132km/h|
Pusher biplane with converging tail frame, 4-wheel undercarriage and shallow (slightly above the knee) gondola. High aspect ratio (8) wings were of wooden design, 'fuselage' - steel tubes. Pilot occupied front seat, observer - the rear one. Machinegun was installed on 'arch' above pilot's head and could be fired by observer.
In 1916 50 Farman-27 were built at Dux factory. Aircraft went into military service as observation platform, despite wings failed static tests and calculations performed by (than students) V.P.Vetchinkin and A.A.Arhangelsky revealed that construction is dangerously weak and overloaded.
Farman-27 had very poor maneuverability. Nonetheless, military pilot A.K.Tumanskij managed to down attacking German fighter while flying this wonder.
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