Caudron G.III

The French Caudron G.III was a two seat, single-engined tractor biplane, with a twin-boom tail. The end of the lower booms was used as a landing skid. It was initially built in May of 1913. Its wing spars were of ash and spruce with reinforcing strips of metal. The wings had no dihedral. The design used wing warping, rather than ailerons, for controlling movement of the aircraft. Initially, the horizontal stabilizer also used warping, but later a hinged stabilizer was added. The aircraft was used as an Army cooperation and reconnaissance machine.

Caudron G.III
Type: Reconnaissance
Entered Service: 1914
Engine: 90 hp Anzani engine
Wing Span: 13.40 m
Length: 6.40 m
Height: 2.5 m
Empty Weight: 420 kg
Gross Weight: 710 kg
Max Speed: 112 mph
Endurance: 4 hours
Crew: 2