The success of the German J-Class armored ground-attack planes led to the 'Ab2' specification for an armored two-seater. Salmson met this need with a modified Salmson 2, the Salmson 4. The Salmson 4 added width and an additional bay to the wings for extra lifting power to compensate for the plane's light armor. Ordered in mid-1918, only twelve had been delivered by the Armistice, and no more were built.
|Number built||12 |
|Developed from||Salmson 2|
|Engine||260hp Salmson 9Z radial|
|Max Speed||168 km/h (104 mph)|
|Climb||500 m (1,640 ft) in 3:18|
1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 8:21
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 20:14
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 43:27
For more information, see Wikipedia:Salmson 4.
- Owers, p.102.
- Davilla, p.448.