Caudron C600 Aiglon
Type 2-seat sportplane
Engine 1 Renault 4Pgi Bengali with a 2-bladed fixed pitch propeller
Dimensions Length 7,64 m , height 2,89 m ,  span 11,38 m , wing area   ,
Weights Empty , loaded 880 kg , max. take off weight   , fuel 100 l in two centre-section tanks
Performance Max.. speed 220 km/h , cruising speed 190 km/h , range 700 km, endurance  , service ceiling  4000 m , climb
Type Werk.Nr Registration History
  7038 F-ANSN  
       
Several small Caudron 600 two-seater trainers were captured. Some of them in particular were on the ground Etampes-Mondésir, where the Germans found many wrecks and abandoned aircraft. They seem to have been used by the Germans, including among others various models of Caudron aircraft, including at least two "Aiglon". One of them seems to be the nr 7038/17 F-ANSN with which Suzanne Kohn had carried out a flight  Paris - Antananarivo in May 1939, converted into a single-seater, which carried  its original civil paintings, as well as its registration, despite the added black crosses. We can read this registration  on an overall picture of many French planes repainted in German  colors, but this aircraft was  requisitioned in the Levant when Suzanne Kohn returned in November 1939. It seems difficult to explain how this plane  was able to return to Metropolitan France in 1940. At least one other Aiglon received more complete paintings, with dark camouflage and a full German code on the fuselage. The latter certainly flew at the hands of German pilots.
The Aiglon (en: Eaglet) was designed by Marcel Riffard after he took over the design department when Caudron merged with Renault. The Aiglon was a two-seat low-wing cantilever monoplane with tandem open cockpits. The first of two prototypes first flew in March 1935 from Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. Two special long-distance versions (C.610 Aiglons) were built with increased fuel capacity. In December 1935 a C.610 was flown from Paris to Saigon at an average speed of 129 km/h
The type was popular with French private owners and flying clubs, and a number were sold abroad. With the outbreak of the Second World War many of the aircraft were requisitioned by the French Government for use as liaison aircraft by the Armée de l'Air. Total production of the Aiglon was 203 aircraft, including 178 of the basic Renault 4Pgi Bengali Junior powered model.