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Aviation and Diplomacy

Frank Piasecki

NATO 1949-2009 Projekt ekspozycji w Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie



Polish Aviation Museum

31-864 Kraków,
al. Jana Pawła II 39
phone: (12) 640 99 60,
(12) 642 40 70
e-mail: info@muzeumlotnictwa.pl

a cultural institution of the Malopolska Region

Małopolska – Kraków Region


Patronage

Kraków Airport







Storehouses: Farman IV

Farman IV
France / Poland
pioneer era aircraft
1957



  • Technical data


Span 10 m
Length 12 m
Take-off weight 550 kg
Maximum speed 60 km/h
Ceiling
Range
Armament
Powerplant :
7 cylinder radial Gnome, 50 hp (37 kW)

 

The name Farman came into the aviation history and can be placed aside such a pioneers as Otto Lilienthal, Charles and Gabriel Voisin, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Hubert Latham or Wilbur and Orville Wright
Henry Farman, an Englishman living in France and a keen aviation enthusiast, built and flew the prototype of the displayed aircraft, in 1909. He was earlier co- operating with the Voisin brothers who owned an aeronautical workshop. This co-operation fruited in the arrival of the construction serving as an example for the later Farmans. The fuselage formed a wooden truss, the rudders were placed between the stabilisers and the elevator was placed in front of the pilot.
Henry Farman was one of the first pilots trained in France. His aircraft came into aviation history as one of the most famous pioneering era constructions. The production of the aircraft took place also on Polish territory. The "AVIATA" works in Warsaw produced 5 such aircraft.

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