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Technical Specifications
Twin-Engine two-seater for training with fixed landing gear
Date first flight
12,76 m 
8,55 m 
Wing Area
21.20 m² 
Empty Weight
1655 Kg 
Max. Takeoff Weight
2187 Kg 
Cruising Speed
312 km/h. 
Maximum Speed
335 km/h at 1000m 
Climbing Speed
2000m in 4mn
Service ceilling
7500 m
1200 kms 
2 men
2 engines Renault 6Q-02/03 of 220 Hp
No Armament



37 hanriot 232 including 2 for finland around have been built since the date of the first flight in 1938.

To date, of the 37 aircrafts manufactured, 1 are listed in the list below :



In 1937, the Hanriot company designed a new aircraft, the H-230, in response to a program launched in 1936 by the Ministry of Air for the provision of a two-seater training aircraft. The goal is to provide the Air Force with a machine that can train future dual-engine pilots. Five manufacturers respond to the offer, and it is the proposal of Hanriot that wins the market.

The Hanriot H-230 is a twin-engine monoplane with a median wing. Mixed construction, metal and wood covered, it is equipped with a streamlined fixed landing gear and is powered by two Salmson 6AF-00 172ch driving metal two-blade propellers. The prototype is equipped with a guyed mono-drift, which will be abandoned on the series version. The two crew members are seated in tandem, with the monitor seat in the rear position being elevated above the student's position to enhance visibility. The H230-01 makes its first flight on July 22, 1937. During the tests, the wingtips received a significant dihedral to improve stability.

A second prototype is launched under the designation Hanriot H231. This one differs from the H230 by its motorization which is ensured by two Salmson 6Af-02 of 230ch, and by the wings which receive a more extended dihedron which starts after the engine nacelles. The aircraft makes its first flight in May 1938.

Version H232-01 prefigures the serial version. The aircraft is now equipped with a retractable landing gear and receives two 220 hp Renault 6Q-02/03 engines. It was followed quickly by the H232-02 which made its first flights in August 1938 and will be tested by the official technical services from October 1398. The first series aircraft, the Hanriot H232 / 2 will fly in December 1939, equipped with times of a two-drift tailplane.

The Air Force commands 57 copies, the first aircraft will be delivered in January 1940. They will be delivered to the 51 ° and 54 ° squadron bombing. Within these units, they will train the pilots who will fight on the Breguet 693 assault aircraft. At the Armistice, 35 aircraft have been delivered. On the abandoned grounds, the Germans recover some H232 / 2, three of which will be sold to Finland in July 1941. During the invasion of the free zone, in November 1942, the Germans will seize twenty devices which, repainted to colors of the occupant, will form some time the German pilots in the school of Istres before being scrapped.

Finland, interested by the new aircraft, bought 22 copies in 1939, designated H232 / 3, but only 2 will be delivered before the German attack. They will be used until the end of the war with the three transferred by the Germans in 1942.

After the war, some surviving specimens will still be used in France until spare parts are used.


First prototype powered by two Salmson 6Af of 172ch. It is equipped with a streamlined fixed landing gear and a mono-drift.
Version motorized by two Salmson 6Af-02 of 230ch. It receives an important dihedral of the outer parts of the wing from the engine nacelles.
Pre-series aircraft powered by two Renault 6Q-02/03 220hp and equipped with a retractable landing gear.
Standard version equipped with a bi-drift. Of the 57 aircraft ordered, only 35 will be delivered to the Air Force and two others, designated H232 / 3 delivered to Finlance (out of 22 ordered).


) _ Editions LELA PRESSE ; Magazine Avions :
- Le Hanriot H232 1ere et 2eme partie (04 et 05)
- Du nouveau sur les Hanriot H232 (79)



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