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In 1917 the Aéronautique Militaire began replacing the Maurice Farman F.40 with the Dorand AR.1.
 
Maurice Farman F.40 Specifications
Country: France
Manufacturer: Société Henri et Maurice Farman
Type: Reconnaissance/Light Bomber
Entered Service: 1915
Number Built:
Engine: Renault liquid cooled inline V, 160 hp
Wing Span: 57 ft 10 in (17.62 m)
Length: 30 ft 4 in (9.24 m)
Height:  
Empty Weight:  
Gross Weight: 2,475 lb (1,120 kg)
Max Speed: 84 mph (135 km/h)
Ceiling: 16,076 ft (4,900 m)
Endurance: 2 hours 20 minutes
Crew: 2
Armament: 1 machine gun
110 lb (50 kg) of bombs
 
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