The single-engine tractor Caudron G.3 was used extensively in the early war, but French designers were challenged to come up with a plane that had better power and could mount a forward-firing machine gun. Mounting twin engines and a central nacelle with a forward gunner was a natural solution, and it provided superb visibility to the observer as well: thus was born the Caudron G.4
. Though they looked fragile, the G.4's were sturdy and they could be flown reliably even with one engine out.
The RNAS imported 43 and built twelve in Britain, with missions beginning in March 1916. Italy built fifty-one under license in 1916-1917, and Russia and Romania purchased forty and forty-four respectively.
This product comes in two scales: 1:144 and 1:285/6mm/1:288 scales. The 1:285 product uses propeller disks rather than blades. They can be removed if you prefer.
For more information and gaming details, see Caudron G.4 in the Wings of Linen WIKI