Caudron C.68: Such Panache for “presque rien”.

The Caudron company was well-known during the 1920’s decade by their plain and somehow archaic looking training biplanes. First flown in 1922, the C.68 was just another of those two-seat training aircrafts. The particularity of this 50hp Anzani powered biplane was its neat and simple wing folding system. Sadly they had few takers, just 4 were built.

Stupendous drawing -author sadly unknown to me- of a C.68 flown by Jean Bécheler to Paris on 26 Dec. 1922. Bécheler landed it in front of the Grand Palais showing there its main feature: the folding wings.

Mad in love with those scalloped trailing edges.


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