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Caudron C.480 Frégate
The Caudron C.480 Frégate was a French three-seat touring monoplane designed by Maurice Devlieger and built by Société des avions Caudron.



Based on the earlier Caudron C.280 the Frégate was a high-wing braced monoplane with an enclosed cabin for the pilot with two side-by-seats behind for passengers. Powered by a front-mounted 140 hp (104 kW) Renault 4Pei inline piston engine it had a tailwheel landing gear. First flown in 1935, the company built 27 Frégates, in 1939, 20 were requisitioned into service with the French Air Force for liaison work.
Engine: 1 × Renault 4Pei, 100 kW (140 hp)
Length: 8.18 m (26 ft 10 in)
Wingspan: 11.90 m (39 ft 1 in)
Height: 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in)
Wing area: 20.00 m2 (215.3 sq ft)
Empty weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb) equipped
Max takeoff weight: 1,050 kg (2,315 lb)
Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph; 113 kn)
Cruising speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn)
Range: 850 km (528 mi; 459 nmi)
Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,764 ft)
Crew: 1
Capacity: 2

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