CAMS 53


CAMS 53

__NOTOC__ Infobox Aircraft
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type=Transport flying boat
manufacturer=CAMS
designer=Maurice Hurel
first flight=1928
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primary user=Aéropostale
more users=Air Orient, Air Union
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number built=ca. 30
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The CAMS 53 was a transport flying boat built in France in the late 1920s. Building on the experience gained from the unsuccessful CAMS 51, Maurice Hurel designed an aircraft of similar size and capacity for Aéropostale. The company bought four aircraft straight away for use on its Marseilles-Algiers route, and Air Orient purchased another two. More CAMS 53 were soon ordered by these operators as well as Air Union, and the aircraft were used to link Marseilles with Ajaccio and Beirut. When the various French airlines were absorbed into Air France in 1933, some 25 CAMS 53s were still in operation and continued in use until 1935.

Variants

* 53 - original production version (7 built)
* 53-1 - strengthened hull and increased fuel capacity (12 built, plus all 7 original 53s converted)
* 53-2 - modified hull shape (6 built, 1 converted from 53 via 53-1)
* 53-3 - (redesignated to 56) - version with Gnome et Rhône licence-built Bristol Jupiter engines (4 built)
* 53R - (originally designated 57) - version with Renault 12Jb liquid-cooled engines (1 built)

Operators

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*Aeropostale
*Air Orient
*Air Union

pecifications (53/1)

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crew=Two
capacity=4 passengers
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empty weight kg=4,700
empty weight lb=10,362
gross weight kg=6,900
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range km=950
range miles=590
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