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The Henri Farman H.F.22 was a Farman H.F.20 with a somewhat larger wingspan (though not so wide as the HF.21). They equipped one French escadrille, and eight were sent with the RNAS No.1 wing in Gallipoli, where they were found to be too underpowered for anything but reconnaissance. They also served in ones and twos with various other air forces, usually as a trainer.

Farman H.F.22
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Farman
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Developed from Farman H.F.20
Variants Farman H.F.22bis
Wingspan 15.5 m (51 ft) [1]
Engine 80-100hp Gnome Lambda
Armament none or one forward flexible MG
Crew 2
Max Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)[1]-105 km/h (65 mph)[2][note 1]
Climb 910 m (3,000 ft) in 16:00[1]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 32:00[2]
Range 300 km (190 mi)[3]
Endurance 3:30 [3][1]

However, a floatplane version of the HF.22 saw wider service during 1914. In Russia it was known as the Farman H.F.22bis. [4]

Dux built both the Farman XXII and XXIIbis, as they called them, for both reconnaissance and training. [5]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Farman HF.20.


  1. Durkota gives 90 km/h (56 mph) for Russian HF.22 and 118 km/h (73 mph) for HF.22bis.[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lamberton, p.218-220.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Davilla, p.213.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Durkota, p.357.
  4. Davilla, p.212.
  5. Durkota, p.347.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, and Victor Kulikov. The Imperial Russian Air Service. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0-9637110-2-4
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.