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Salmson 2
 
 
Built in large numbers, the Salmson 2 was the most widely used reconnaissance aircraft in the final year of the war. A versatile two-seater biplane featuring a new Canton-Unné radial engine, it was also employed as a daylight bomber and ground attack aircraft by French and American air services.
 
Salmson 2 Specifications
Country: France
Manufacturer: Société des Moteurs Salmson
Type: Reconnaissance
Entered Service: 1918
Number Built: 3,200
Engine(s): Canton-Unné, 9 cylinder, liquid cooled radial, 260 hp
Wing Span: 38 ft 8½ in (11.8 m)
Length: 27 ft 10¾ in (8.5 m)
Height: 9 ft 6¼ in (2.9 m)
Empty Weight: 1,676 lbs (760 kg)
Gross Weight: 2,954 lb (1,340 kg)
Max Speed: 115 mph (185 km/h)
Ceiling: 20,505 ft (6,250 m)
Endurance: 3 hours
Crew: 2
Armament: 2-3 machine guns
 
Units
United States Air Service: 1st, 12th, 91st
 
Salmson 2 Aces (6)
1 USA Erwin, William Portwood 8
2 USA Hammond, Leonard Coombes 6
3 USA Badham, William Terry 5
4 USA Cook, Everett Richard 5
5 USA Easterbrook, Arthur Edmond 5
6 USA Strahm, Victor Herbert 5
 
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