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SALMSON D6 "Cri-Cri"


Technical Specifications
Two-seater for training with parasol wing and fixed landing gear
Date first flight
14 Avril 1936
9,66 m 
6,89 m 
2,18 m 
Wing Area
16 m2 
Empty Weight
287 Kg 
Max. Takeoff Weight
575 Kg 
Cruising Speed
Maximum Speed
150 km/h 
Climbing Speed
Service ceilling
2450 m 
2 men
1 Engine SALMSON 9 Adr of 60 Hp
No armament



329 Salmson D6 were built since the date by the first flight, on the April 14, 1936

To date, of the 329 aircrafts manufactured, 2 are listed in the list below :


In 1935, the Salmson Company studied an aircraft intended for the training of the pilots of the Air Force. Of traditional wood design, it is presented as a two-seater parasol monoplan with fixed landing gear. It is powered by an air-cooled SALMSON 9 Adr star, 60 hp, driving a three-blade wooden propeller. The pilot and his passenger are installed in tandem

The prototype makes its first flight on April 14, 1936 under the name of D6 Cri-Cri. The Air Force commands 30 copies to equip its EEP (Elementary Piloting Schools), as well as the Naval Air which takes into account two aircraft.

In September 1936, in order to develop the popular aviation, the Ministry of Air orders a hundred D6 Cri-Cri to equip the Aero-Clubs and flying schools throughout France. Many pilots will be trained on this device perfectly suited to learning flight: very stable and able to fly at very low speeds, it has a wide track landing gear that facilitates the taxi.

At the outbreak of war in September 1939, the Air Force requisitioned many Salmson D6 civilians and ordered several copies to the firm to strengthen its ability to train pilots. Despite this, the training of pilots will be chaotic and long because of the congestion of flying schools.

The Salmson D6 Cri-Cri will also be used as liaison devices or in observation and surveillance missions during the Funny War. They will receive a standard camouflage and some will receive a 7.5mm machine gun rear defender.

After the Armistice, some surviving aircrafts will be seized and used by the Germans.


The Salmson D6 Cri-Cri has been declined in only one version.



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