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Caudron C.530 Rafale 
 
Caudr-C530
 
The Caudron C.530 Rafale (Gust of wind) was a French two-seat competition aircraft. The Rafale’s two seats were in tandem, one over the wing and the other just behind the trailing edge, under a long (about a third of the fuselage length), narrow multi-framed canopy with a blunt, vertical windscreen and sliding access.
 
The Rafale was intended as a competition aircraft and in 1934 it was very successful. On 8 July, Rafales took the first three places in the Angers 12-hour event and later that month filled the top six Esders Cup positions. Late in August, one won the Zénith Cup with a flight over the prescribed 1,578 km (981 mi) course at 240 km/h (149.1 mph).
 
Only seven were built.
 
 
 
 
 


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