|A C.59 (foreground) in flight with a Häfeli DH-5|
|First flight||August 1921|
|Primary users||French Air Force|
Bulgarian Air Force
Turkish Air Force
Finnish Air Force
The Caudron C.59 was a French, two-seat biplane with a single engine and a canvas-covered fuselage, produced between 1922 and 1924. Suitable for a variety of roles, more than 1,800 Caudron C.59s were manufactured.
The Caudron C.59 was used in a variety of countries, including: France, Bulgaria, China, Finland, Turkey and in the Spanish Civil War.
The Finnish Air Force purchased three Caudron C.59s from France in 1923. The aircraft first carried the air force designation codes 2E3-2E5 and from 1927 on CA-48 – CA-50. The manufacturing numbers of the aircraft were 5407–5409. The aircraft were equipped with wheel landing gear, but at least one aircraft (2E3) was fitted with floats. The aircraft were accepted into service on March 8, 1923 and the last one was taken out of service in 1931.
Päijänne Tavastia Aviation Museum in Asikkala, Finland has one Caudron C.59 in storage.
Data from Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1928, Suomen ilmavoimien lentokoneet