Bernard 260


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Bernard 260A three-view drawing (1660 x 1283)

 MODELBernard 260
 ENGINE1 x 690hp Hispano-Suiza 12Xbrs
  Take-off weight1800 kg3968 lb
  Empty weight1357 kg2992 lb
  Wingspan11.30 m37 ft 1 in
  Length7.80 m26 ft 7 in
  Wing area18.20 m2195.90 sq ft
  Max. speed376 km/h234 mph
  Cruise speed335 km/h208 mph
  Ceiling10200 m33450 ft
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.5mm

Barry, 09.05.2016 15:05

Entered into competition with the Dewoitine 500, there was very little to differentiate the two aircraft, in that in some parameters one was better than the other and vica verca. The Avaition Militaire decided against Bernard because of the time delay in using the slots i.e. it was 10% slower at reaching 3,000 meters (9,800 ft) and they were concerned at the "chaotic nature" of Bernard's management structure. The improved Bernard 261 with a more powerful Hispano-Suiza 12 Ybrs and retractable undercarriage was started but never flown.


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