Caudron CR.714 C-1

4 decal variants

1. Caudron CR-714, 2nd Esc. GC 1/145, Dreux, A. Niewiara, June 1940
2. Caudron CR-714, 1st Esc. GC 1/145, Villacoublay, L. Uher, May 1940
3. Caudron CR-714, Finland, May 1941
4. Caudron CR-714, test aircraft, Luftwaffe 1940

The first prototype was test flown in July 1938 and the first production machine, powered by a Renault 12R-03, was delivered in July 1939. The armament consisted of four 7,5mm MAC 1934 machine guns located in two wing gondolas. Only GC 1-145 was equipped with the Caudron C.714. It was a unit composed of Polish pilots under French command. They fought against the Luftwaffe in spring 1940 and despite the aircraft climbing, the highly battle motivated Polish pilots scored 8 confirmed victories with an overall loss of 7 pilots. Until the fall of France, more than 60 machines were produced and several were in progress. At least one machine was tested by the Luftwaffe.

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