27 February 2009, 08:55 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
French Aircraft of the First World War by Davilla & Soltan
I am a new member of the forum and as I was working my way through the various threads on the forum I came across yours on Farman Biplanes of 1914-1918.
I have a copy of French Aircraft of the First World War [James Davilla & Arthur Soltan, Flying Machines Press, 1997] which supposedly includes all the Farman types designed and built during WW1.
The aircraft described include a number that are not on the list you posted. Unfortunately there is little or no mention of applicable STA designations for the types described so that I can’t be sure in cross-referencing data with the specific types of sub-variants.
I have attached a list of the Farman model types which are described. I will go over the list and see if I can offer suggestions for filling in the gaps in the table.
My particular interest in the Farman types from WW1 is in the ‘High Seas’ flying boat which was a trimotor.
Best regards, Ray
F.30B type AR2
F.41 bis H (seaplane)
F.1,40 H (seaplane)
F.51 ‘High Seas’ flying boat (2 engines)
F.? ‘High Seas’ flying boat (3 engines)
Farman-Renault Flying boat (1 engine)
+ 4 unknowns