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Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Farman Aviation Works
Designed by Maurice Farman
Introduction 1913
Retired 1915
Primary users French Air Force
Royal Flying Corps

The Maurice Farman MF.7 Longhorn is a French reconnaissance biplane developed before World War I, which served in both the French and British air services in the early stages of the war before being used as a trainer aircraft.


Design and development

It had a single Renault "pusher" engine. Its name derived from the distinctive front-mounted elevator and elongated skids.

Operational history

  • Sixty MF.7s were sold to Norway and served with the Norwegian Army Air Service.
  • The Farman was used by the Imperial Japanese forces in the World War I Battle of Tsingtao, with one downed by the German force's sole working aircraft.


 United Kingdom


Specifications (MF.7)

Data from Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft[1][2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two (pilot & observer)
  • Length: 11.35 m (37 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.40 m (50 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 3.45 m (11 ft 4 in)
  • Loaded weight: 855 kg (1,885 lb)
  • Powerplant:Renault 80 hp 8-cylinder air-cooled inline engine, 52 kW (70 hp)




See also

Related development

Related lists


  1. ^ Jackson, Robert, The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, Paragon, 2002. ISBN 0-75258-130-9
  2. ^ Angelucci, Enzo (1983). The Rand McNally encyclopedia of military aircraft, 1914-1980. The Military Press. pp. 21. ISBN 0-517-41021 4.  

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