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MF.7
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Farman Aviation Works
Designer Maurice Farman
Introduction 1913
Retired 1915
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.

Operational history

Operators

 Australia
 Belgium
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 France
 Greece
 Italy
 Japan
 Mexico
 Norway
 Russia
 Spain
 United Kingdom

Survivors

  • Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, Paris
  • Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo

Specifications (MF.7)

Data from Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft[1][2]

General characteristics

  • 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)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 95 km/h (59 mph; 51 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,123 ft)

See also

References

  1. Jackson, Robert, The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, Paragon, 2002. ISBN 0-7525-8130-9
  2. Angelucci, Enzo (1983). The Rand McNally encyclopedia of military aircraft, 1914-1980. The Military Press. pp. 21. ISBN 0-517-41021-4. 

External links

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