Technical data
Type Farman-VII
Function Trainer
Year 1911
Crew 2
Engines 1*50hp, 60hp, 70hp, Gnome
Length 9.0m
Wingspan 12.0/7.0m
Wing area 31.0m2
Empty weight 345kg
Loaded weight 600kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 19.4kg/m2
Power load (kg/hp) 12.0
Speed at 0m 60km/h
Climb to 500m 7.0min

Farman-VII, F-7, Farman Racer, Military Type, Maurice Farman

Farman-VII on the ground (39k) from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.144;

Very similar to the Farman-IV, but with monoplane tailplane and slightly smaller. Booms of the tailframe became perfectly parallel. Front elevator was removed on some aircraft, without any change in performance and handling. Crew seats were shifted far forward. Variety of engines were used, whig/tailplane cover could be single or two-sided.

Farman-VII flying (32k) from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.144;

Four 'Farman-VII's first Russian pilots (volunteers) participated in Balkan War (1912).

  • Farman-VII by A.A.Agafonov was built on Schetinin factory for record flight Petersburg-Sevastopol, planned for 1913. Upper wing span was increased, two additional large fuel tanks installed. This flight never took place, but many other flights were performed.
  • Farman-VII by A.F.Krasilnikov had tail (frames, tailplane, controls) from Farman-XVI. Aircraft was used for commercial advertisement flights, including dispersing fliers.

  • References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.144-145;

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