The Farman 370 was a French single-seat racing monoplane designed and built by Avions Farman in 1933. It started in that year’s Coupe Deutsch de la Meurth air race but did not complete due to engine overheating.
The Farman 370 was a French racing aeroplane designed in 1933 to compete in the Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe air race.
This race was the premier French air race flown during the inter-war period.
The 1933 race was flown over four laps of a 1,000 kilometre course with a refuelling stop after the second lap.
The Farman 370 first flew on 22 April 1933 and started in the race which was held on 23 May.
During the race the Farman averaged over 300km/h but the engine overheated and it was forced to withdraw from the race. It probably did not fly again.
A smaller but similar Farman 380 was also entered in the 1933 race but its landing gear collapsed at the start of the race.
This kit represents the Farman 370 in April 1933.
Roy Adrien 1:72 kit completed by Leigh Edmonds in March 2020.