Caudron C. 61

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Caudron C. 61
Caudron C. 61 L'Aerophile December, 1922
Type: Airliner
Design country:

FranceFrance France


Société des avions Caudron

First flight:


The Caudron C.61 was a three-engine, as biplane out deliberate airliner of the French manufacturer Société des avions Caudron . In addition to two pilots, it could accommodate up to eight passengers. The first flight took place in 1921.


The fuselage and the wings of the C.61 consisted of a wooden structure covered with fabric. The two pilots sat next to each other in an open cockpit. Behind them, in the prototype, was the cargo compartment and a passenger cabin for six passengers. The series aircraft received a cabin that was expanded to eight seats.

The landing gear consisted of two twin wheels under the wings and a tail spur. Another wheel was placed under the bow to prevent the aircraft from tipping over when landing.

Three eight-cylinder V-engines from Hispano-Suiza served as drive . The drive power of the engine increased from 112 kW in the prototype to 134 kW in the series models. In a part of the aircraft 1924, the outer drives to have Salmson cm.9 - radial engines replaced. This made it possible to increase the takeoff weight from 3480 kg to 4830 kg.


The C.61 entered the service of some French airlines. Compagnie Franco-Roumaine acquired six machines in order to use them on the route from Belgrade to Bucharest from 1923 .

Technical specifications

Parameter Data
crew 2
Passengers 8th
length 14 m
span 24.14 m
height 3.85 m
Wing area 104 m²
Empty mass 2,200 kg
Takeoff mass 3,480 kg
Top speed 160 km / h
Service ceiling 4,000 m
Range 640 km
Engines three 8-cylinder V-engines Hispano-Suiza 8 Ac with 134 kW each

See also


  • John Stroud: Wings of Peace - Multi-engined Caudron Biplanes , in Airplane Monthly, April 1989, pp. 240-245

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