Caudron GOÉLAND C-440/445M

In the mid-30s Marcel Riffard designed the Caudron C.440 Goéland, (seagull), to attract customers in the cargo aircraft and executive transport market. The C.440 and its derived models were quite successful and was bought by the Armee de l’Air and the French Aeronavale and by other air forces and civilian passenger transport companies. After the 1940 France’s defeat, some were used by the Luftwaffe for liaison and transport missions. The most successful model was the C.445 from which more than 500 units of the civil version C.445/3 and more than 400 of the militarized C.445M were built. Five C.445 took part in the Spanish Civil War in the ranks of the Republican Air Force. In June 1940 some French C.445 escaped to England and served as part of the French liberation forces. It was in production from 1934 to 1940 and after the War they were produced until 1947.

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Utility – Liaison aircraft

Entered service




Combat weight

3,500 kg

Dimensions (length x wingspan x height)

13.80 x 17.60 x 3.50 meters

Wing area

42 m2

Power plant

2 x Renault 6Q.00/01 or 08/09, 220 hp each

Power, (total)

440 hp


Max. 300 km/h

Climb rate

198 meters per minute

Ceiling, (maximum)

7,000 meters


1,000 km

Load capacity

6 passengers


1,702 units of all variants were in service in France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany,Slovakia, Spain and Yugoslavia