CAMS 58

CAMS 58

The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the early 1930s intended as a successor to the highly successful CAMS 53. Compared to the earlier design, the CAMS 58 featured a newly-designed sesquiplane wing cellule and an all-metal hull in place of its predecessor's wooden one. Work was slow, with three years passing between the start of design work and the prototype's first flight. When the newly-formed Air France showed no interest in purchasing the type, CAMS redesigned it to be powered by two pairs of engines in tractor-pusher installations. Again, no interest was forthcoming. The final iteration of the design, reverting to a single pair of more powerful engines and a wooden hull, met with only slightly more success. Air France bought two machines and operated them briefly before declaring them to be uneconomical and removing them from service.

Variants

Specifications (58/3)

References

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing.

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