|Manufacturer||Farman Aviation Works|
|Primary users||French Air Force|
Royal Flying Corps; Australian Flying Corps
The Maurice Farman MF.7 Longhorn is a French reconnaissance biplane developed before World War I, which served in both the French and British air services in the early stages of the war before being used as a trainer aircraft.
Design and development
It had a single Renault "pusher" engine. Its name derived from the distinctive front-mounted elevator and elongated skids.
- Sixty MF.7s were sold to Norway and served with the Norwegian Army Air Service.
- A Greek plane was converted to a hydroplane, flown by Michael Moutoussis and with Aristeidis Moraitinis as observer, it carried out the world's first air-naval co-operation mission during the First Balkan War.
- MF.7s were used by the Imperial Japanese forces in the World War I Battle of Tsingtao, with one downed by the German force's sole working aircraft.
- The Australian Flying Corps (AFC), provided with the MF.7 by the British Indian Army, operated it during the Mesopotamian campaign of 1915–16.
- Norwegian Army Air Service operated 60 aircraft until the late 1920s.
- Royal Flying Corps
- Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, Paris
- Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo
- Crew: 2
- Length: 11.35 m (37 ft 3 in)
- Wingspan: 15.4 m (50 ft 6 in)
- Height: 3.45 m (11 ft 4 in)
- Gross weight: 855 kg (1,885 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Renault 8C V-8 air-cooled piston engine, 52 kW (70 hp)
- Maximum speed: 95 km/h (59 mph; 51 kn)
- Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,123 ft)
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- "The Maurice Farman Biplane" (PDF). July 6, 1912. pp. 603–606. No. 184. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1912/1912%20-%200603.html. Retrieved June 10, 2011. Contemporary technical description of the MF.7 with photographs and drawings.
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