than 250 Caudron Phalène were built under the different versions.
Only 40 C.400 Moth, military version are listed here.
date, of the 40 aircrafts manufactured, 1 are listed in the list
The Caudron C.280 Phalène was designed in 1930, by Paul Deville, talented engineer to whom we also owe the Caudron Luciole. Caudron Phalène is a monoplan touring machine with high wing and fixed landing gear. It is equipped with low pressure tires and shock absorbers, which allowed it to run on country fields. The wings can be folded along the fuselage to facilitate the storage of the Caudron in the hangars. The aircraft can carry 3 passengers: the pilot and a passenger, side by side in front and the third in the center behind them. Luggage takes place in a compartment at the rear of the fuselage, and access to the device is via a door on each side of the aircraft. Note a feature of the device: its handle is suspended from the ceiling ... The construction of the device is mainly using wood, the back of the fuselage and the wings are covered.
The prototype made its first flight in March 1932 with Raymond Delmotte at the helm, and quickly enjoyed a certain success in France and abroad, thanks to the many raids organized for its promotion. The Caudron Phalène was declined in many versions during the six years of production. These variations are differentiated by the engine, the length of the fuselage, the layout, the number of passengers ... We find the aircraft in many Aeroclubs.
The French Air Force also commanded Caudron Phalene in militarized versions: the C.400 and C.410. They were used as binding devices or for training.
In total, more than 250 Caudron Phalène were produced.