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Caudron C.510 Pelican


The Caudron C.510 Pélican was a 1930s French air ambulance or touring monoplane. Designed and built by Caudron and based on the earlier Caudron C.282/8.




To create room for a stretcher and attendant the earlier Caudron C.282/8 design was modified with a lengthened fuselage, an improved wing and tailplane design. A single-engined high-wing monoplane, the Pélican had a conventional landing gear. As a touring aircraft the Pélican could carry three passengers. First flying in 1934, a total of 62 were built as both air ambulances and tourers.




The C.510 was operated in the Belgian Congo by Force Publique, and by the French Air Force.




Engine: 1 × Renault 4Pei Bengali Junior, 100 kW (140 hp)
Length: 8.52 m (27 ft 11 in)
Wingspan: 11.82 m (38 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 23.75 m2 (255.6 sq ft)
Height: 2.25 m
Empty weight: 626 kg (1,380 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1,140 kg (2,513 lb)
Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn)
Cruising speed: 165 km/h (103 mph; 89 kn)
Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi)
Service ceiling: 4000 m
Crew: 1
Capacity: 2 (Stretcher and attendant)









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