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POTEZ 230

 


Technical Specifications
Type
Mono-seat Fighter  with low wings with retractable landing gear (C1)
Date first flight
End of March 1940
Wingspan
8,74 m
Lenght
7,57
Height
2,18
Wing Area
10,97 m2
Empty Weight
Kg 
Max. Takeoff Weight
1800 Kg 
Cruising Speed
km/h. 
Maximum Speed
560 km/h at 5000m
Climbing Speed
Service ceilling
11000 m
Range
1h30
Crew
1 Pilot
Motorization
1 Engine Hispano Suiza 12Xcrs à 12 Cylinders inline Liquid-cooled of 690 Hp
Armament
1 cannon Hispano-Suiza of 20mm in the axis of the propeller
4 Machine-guns Mac 1934 of 7.5mm in the wings

 


Production

1 single was built since the 1st flight at the end of March 1940.

 


Historical

In 1937, at the time of the nationalization of the Aeronautical Construction Companies, the Ateliers du Nord of France and the Mureaux were merged into the National Aeronautical Construction Company of the North (SNCAN), a national company formed around the company Potez.

Mureaux 170, 180 and 190 resumed their studies after the nationalization, and gave birth in 1938 to the Potez 230. This aircraft keeps the elliptical wing of the Mureaux 190, but it is manufactured by an innovative process : A structure made by a central torsion box with variable thickness which receives a riveted Duralumin coating. It is equipped with a retractable train and its fuselage is redesigned and is powered by a Hispano-Suiza 12Xcrs engine of 690 hp driving a three-bladed propeller. The Potez 230 made its first flight on March 30, 1940, with Georges Detré in command. The aircraft was to be fitted with a more powerful Hispano 12-Y engine at a speed of 600 km / h.

But the prototype is seized by the Germans in Villacoublay and is transferred to Germany: the technology of design of the wing is indeed interested German engineers.


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