Farman HF.30B Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1918
Type: Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Prototype
National Origin: France
Manufacturer(s): Farman (Henry Farman) - France
Production Total: 1
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 23.95 feet (7.3 meters)
Overall Width: 36.09 feet (11.00 meters)
Overall Height: 9.68 feet (2.95 meters)
Weight (Empty): 1,499 lb (680 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 2,425 lb (1,100 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Salmson 9Za 9-cylinder water-cooled radial piston engine developing 260 horsepower and driving a two-bladed wooden propeller at the nose.
Maximum Speed: 134 mph (215 kph; 116 knots)
Maximum Range: 336 miles (540 km)
Rate-of-Climb: 895 feet-per-minute (273 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.7mm Vickers Machine Gun
1 x 7.7mm Lewis Machine Gun on flexible mounting in rear cockpit.
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
HF.30 - Model of December 1916; fitted with Canton-Unne X-9 water-cooled radial piston engine developing 160 horsepower.
HF.30B - Revision of July 1917; fitted with Salmson 9Za 9-cylinder water-cooled radial piston engine of 260 horsepower; shortened wingspan by 5.9 feet and lengthened fuselage by 3.2 feet.
HF.30B-AR 2 - Revision of 1918; extended upper wing assembly to 45.10 feet.