Caudron C.600 Aiglon

Aiglon
Caudron C.601 Aiglon at the Musée Régional de l'Air at Angers-Marcé.
Role Light Tourer
Manufacturer CaudronRenault
Designer Marcel Riffard
First flight 1935
Introduction 1935
Number built 203

The Caudron C.600 Aiglon was a 1930s French two-seat monoplane sport/touring aircraft built by CaudronRenault.

Development

The Aiglon (en: Eaglet) was designed by Marcel Riffard after he took over the design department when Caudron merged with Renault. The Aiglon was a two-seat low-wing cantilever monoplane with tandem open cockpits. The first of two prototypes first flew in March 1935 from Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. Two special long-distance versions (the C.610 Aiglon) were built with an increased fuel capacity. In December 1935 a C.610 was flown from Paris to Saigon at an average speed of 80 mph (129 km/h).

The type was popular with French private owners and flying clubs, and a number were sold abroad. With the outbreak of the Second World War many of the aircraft were requistioned by the French Government for use as liaison aircraft by the Armée de l'Air. Total production of the Aiglon was 203 aircraft, including 178 of the basic Renault 4Pgi Bengali Junior powered model.

Variants

C.600 Aiglon
production model with a Renault 4Pgi Bengali Junior engine, 178 built.
C.600G Aiglon
modified version with a de Havilland Gipsy Major engine, 5 built.
C.601 Aiglon Senior
modified version with a Renault 4Pei engine, 18 built.
C.610 Aiglon
special long-distance single-seat version with increased fuel, 2 built.
Caudron KXC1
A C.601 exported to Japan for evaluation by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service.

Operators

The aircraft was operated by flying clubs, private individuals and a few air forces:

 Argentina
 France
 Guatemala
 Hungary
 Japan
 Spain

Specifications (C.600)

General characteristics

  • Length: 27 ft 11½ in (8.52 m)
  • Wingspan: 38 ft 9¼ in (11.82m)
  • Height: 9 ft 5¾ in (2.89m)
  • Wing area: 156.19 ft² (14.51 m²)
  • Empty weight: 1,235 lb (560 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1,940 lb (880 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Renault 4Pgi Bengali Junior inline piston engine, 100 hp (75 kw)

Performance

See also

Related lists

References

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