Technical data
Type F.62 Goliathh
Function Bomber
Year 1925
Crew ?
Engines 2*450hp Lorraine-Dietrich
Length 14.8m
Wingspan 26.5m
Wing area 153.0m2
Empty weight 3950kg
Loaded weight 6200kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 40.6
Power load (kg/hp) 6.9
Speed at 0m 165km/h
Landing Speed 90km/h
Landing Roll 200m
Takeoff Roll 200m
Range 700km
Flight Endurance 4h18min
Ceiling 4000m
Climb
1000m 6.0min
2000m 13.0min
3000m 26.0min
4000m 60.0min
Armament
Guns ?
Bombs ?

F.62 Goliath by Farman

40k b/w Goliath in Russian service, "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.331

Heavy biplane, served as transport and bomber in several countries during 1919- 1930. Production series cover designations from F.60 to F.68.

In 1925 Russia had no its own heavy aircraft, and reliable inexpensive wooden Goliath could fill the gap between aging Ilya Mourometz (still in service as transports) and advanced TB-1 (production under preparations). Production of the Goliath was also under consideration in 1926, but it was found unnecessary.

Some F.62 was purchased in 1925 and were used to form two bomber squads. They were also used as trainers transitional to TB-1 and paratroopers carriers.

PredecessorsModifications
F.60 (?) F.68 (?)

ReferencesLinks
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.332;
  • Report on the general design of commercial aircraft (1922!) by Edward P.Warner (in GIF and PDF formats).
  • F.60 and F.68

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