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In 1915 the Farman brothers were asked to cooperate on a plane design to replace the MF.11, and the Farman F.40 was the result. It mixed design elements from the M.F. and H.F. lines. Large numbers of F.40s were built between mid-1915 and mid-1916, but by autumn 1916 it was obvious they were obsolete. Though the intention was to replace MF.11s, there was never enough aircraft to go around and the two frequently served side-by-side.

Farman F.40
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Farman
Designer Henri & Maurice Farman
Introduction June 1915 [1]
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Roundel of Belgium.svg Belgium
Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Variants F.41, F.43
Wingspan 17.6 m (57 ft 10 in) [2]
Engine 135hp Renault 8C or other
Armament front flexible Lewis [3]
Crew 2
Max Speed 135 km/h (84 mph)[4][5]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 15:00[4][2]
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 24:00[2]
Ceiling 4,050 m (13,300 ft)[4][5] to 4,900 m (16,000 ft)[2]
Range 420 km (260 mi)[4]
Endurance 2:20 [4][5][2]

Several variants were built with different engines, armoring, and floats, including the F.40bis with the 160hp Renault 8Gc.

The were used in small numbers by many Entente combatants: Belgium (10), Italy (license-built by Savoia), Norway (12), Portugal (5), Romania (20), Russia (where they were disliked) (20), Serbia (about a dozen), the RNAS (50). [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Farman F.40.

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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
15Q4-18Q2 XD B 11 10 7
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  1. Updated card
  1. 1.0 1.1 Davilla, p.233.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lamberton, p.218-220.
  3. Lamberton, p.88.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Davilla, p.240.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Munson, p.23.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711