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POTEZ 585

 


Technical Specifications
Type
Three-seater for connections
Date first flight
1935
Wingspan
11,30 m 
Lenght
7,44 m 
Height
2,36 m 
Wing Area
19 m2 
Empty Weight
515 Kg 
Max. Takeoff Weight
906 Kg 
Cruising Speed
100 km/h. 
Maximum Speed
190 km/h
Climbing Speed
Service ceilling
6000m
Range
750 kms
Crew
1 Pilot
Motorization
1 Engine Potez 6BA of 130 Hp
Armament
2 passengers

 


Production

The Potez 58 has been produced in different versions. Only the version Potez 585, produced in 106 copies, of which 99 were used by the Air Force is treated here.

To date, of the 106 aircrafts manufactured, 0 are listed in the list below :


Historical

The Potez 58 comes from the family of Potez 43. The cell takes over the overall design and drawing of his predecessor. It is a high-wing monoplane equipped with slits of leading edges. This device allows very low speeds by delaying the stall. The rectangular wing has salmon with rounded shapes and is reinforced by "V" stays. The largely glazed three-seater cabin is closed. The landing gear is fixed under fairing, the rear part of the fuselage resting on a tail pad. The Potez 58 is powered by a 120 horsepower 120 horsepower Potez 6B radial engine driving a two-bladed propeller. The engine is surrounded by a Townend annular cowling, which improves cooling and reduces drag.

The prototype made its first flight on March 7, 1934, followed in September by the first serial aircraft, the Potez 580. 80 of these aircraft will be manufactured. Other versions will follow, differing mainly by their engine, the most produced being the Potez 585, of which 99 copies will be used by the Air Force.

The Potez 58 passenger aircraft are a great commercial success and can be found in many flying schools. These are the first modern mass-market passenger planes.



Versions

Versions
Qty
Descriptive
Potez 580
80
After the Potez 58 prototype, the Potez 580 is the first version produced in series in 1934. It is powered by a 120hp Potez 6b engine.
Potez 584
4
Derivative version equipped with an engine De Havilland Gipsy de 120ch
Potez 585
106
Main version powered by a Potez 6Ba 130ch. 99 copies will be used by the Air Force
Potez 586
10
Four-seater version

 


Bibliography

Editions LELA PRESSE ; Collection "Histoire de l'Aviation"
- N°30 : Les avions POTEZ par jean-Louis Coroller et Michel Ledet

 


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