Max Holste M.H.152 / M.H.1521 Broussard


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Max Holste M.H.152 / M.H.1521 Broussard

A braced high-wing monoplane, the Max Holste MH.152 was designed to meet a French Army requirement for a lightweight liaison/observation aircraft. The first prototype, which flew in June 1951, was originally powered by a 220hp Salmson Argus engine; however, the company then decided to develop a slightly larger and considerably more powerful version, ideally for ambulance and photographic work. Named the Broussard (Bushman), the modified aircraft flew for the first time on 17 November 1952. The first civil production aircraft was flown on 16 June 1954, followed eight days later by the first specially equipped military aircraft. The type was built in considerable numbers for both civil and military users.

 ENGINE1 x 450hp Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 radial piston engine
  Take-off weight2500 kg5512 lb
  Wingspan13.75 m45 ft 1 in
  Length8.65 m28 ft 5 in
  Height3.65 m12 ft 0 in
  Max. speed222 km/h138 mph
  Ceiling4757 m15600 ft
  Range1260 km783 miles

James B. MacKay, e-mail, 17.10.2010 06:54

I owned one from 1988-1994. When the FAA was inspecting it for my experimental airworthiness certif. the inspector told me late in the day after really tearing into it for many hours that it was the best built airplane he had ever licensed.It's now in the carolinas in a flying museum.


stefanP, e-mail, 19.09.2009 05:30

This plane looks like a french copy of the DeHaviland Beaver.Rite down to all aluminum skin rivted into place.


blacky jorgenson, e-mail, 03.03.2009 21:25

I'm interested in a broussard but I will need skis for it. Were they ever used on skis, do you know of any available? Thanks


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