Farman F.380: One-legged pure-sang.

The F.380, and the simular but bigger F.370, were single-seat racing monoplanes built by the Farman company in the early 1930s. Highly streamlined, the main peculiarity of these small family of racers was their fixed main “monoroue”. It was precisely this feature what betrayed the F.380 when it took part in the 1933 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe air race. Not all was lost, it proved it worth just before that race achieving a world class speed record (303.387km/h) over a 100km course.

A pretty “Farman”….,there weren’t many.


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