Caudron-Renault C.460 (replica): La vitesse par surprise.

Alluring photo of the very alive C.460 replica built by AeroCraftsman.

From 1933 to 1936 the sleek Caudron C.460 (and the previous C.450), designed by Marcell Riffard, dominated the Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe. Flown by the great Michel Detroyat, the original Caudron won, not only the 1936 Coupe, it also was the winner of the Thompson Trophy as well as every other race it took part in that year. One of these astonishing little aircrafts with its meagre 370hp established also in Sept. 1934 the world speed record: 505 km/h at the hands of Raymond Delmontte. Further speed records followed (over 100km and 1000km). Caudron’s success formula: superb design, minute size and concientious handcrafted finish.

Photo: ©Jean-Marie Urlacher

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