About This File
Russia was the only country that used the French designed Farman F.30. While no other allies adopted it, the F.30 was the primary plane of the Imperial Russian Air Service and the Russians built about 400 of them at the Dux factory near Moscow beginning in 1915. It was used throughout WWI and was used by both sides during the Russian Civil Wars.
The Farman F.30 was powered my a Salmson 150hp water-cooled engine, had a single machine gun for the observer, and was said to be able to maneuver as well as the Eindeckers it faced. It was a general purpose plane, used originally as a fighter, and later for recon, artillery spotting, and light bomber missions.
My plane includes a loadout for a light bomb load. Decals and my skinning templates are included in the download.
I have included ojcar's "DummyMachineGun" data, Peter01's Lewis Machine Gun data in the download.
The Farman F.30 has a wider wingspan than First Eagles expects so you should install my "Airfields for Large Planes" available in the Combat Ace downloads area. Otherwise, when starting on the runway, your wings may be touching the wings of the planes next to you. This will cause an immediate collision and you or other planes in your flight may lose their wingtips as soon as the game starts.
Thanks to Ojcar for making the data file for the Farman F.30 and for making the data for the dummy machine gun.
Thanks also to Peter01 who made the data for the Lewis Gun.
Thanks also to Crowford who provided resources for the Farman cockpits.
For FE1 - Unzip the file. Move the folder named "FarmanF30" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder.
For FE2 - Unzip the file. Move the folder named "FarmanF30" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create a new folder named "FarmanF30". Move the folder named "D" from your Aircraft/FarmanF30 folder into the Decals/FarmanF30 folder you just made.
You may not need to install the guns, they have been used on other planes and you may already have them. Instructions for installing the guns, if you should need them, are in a separate file included in this download.