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Salmson 2A2
Salmson 2A2

Salmson 2A2

Built in large numbers, the Salmson 2 was the most widely used reconnaissance aircraft in the final year of the war. A versatile two-seater biplane featuring a new Canton-Unné radial engine, it was also employed as a daylight bomber and ground attack aircraft by French and American air services.

Country: France
Manufacturer: Société des Moteurs Salmson
Type: Reconnaissance
First Service: 1918
Number Built: 3,200
Engine(s): Canton-Unné, 9 cylinder, radial, 260 hp
Wing Span: 38 ft 8.5 in
Length: 27 ft 11 in
Height: 9 ft 6 in
Empty Weight: 1,676 lb
Gross Weight: 2,954 lb
Max Speed: 115 mph
Ceiling: 20,505 ft
Endurance: 3 hours
Crew: 2
Armament: 2 or 3 machineguns
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