Aircraft Photo of C4263 | Caudron G 4 | France - Air Force | AirHistory.net #55913
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:C4263
Aircraft Original Type:Caudron G 4
Aircraft Generic Type:Caudron G 4
Aircraft Version:Caudron G 4
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:France - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
 
Photo Date:9 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 55913
Photo Comment

This Caudron, on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center, is among the oldest surviving bomber aircraft and one of the very few remaining multi-engine aircraft extant from WWI. The term 'Blindage 16K' is marked on the rudders, probably indicating that the aircraft was an innovative G.4IB armoured Caudron. The armour consisted of a heavy metal plate (now missing) inserted behind the seat of the rear cockpit, protruding upward so as to cover the back and head of the pilot.

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