Potez 36

1929

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Potez 36

A braced high-wing monoplane, the Potez 36 had wide-track divided landing gear, and its pilot and passenger were seated side-by-side in a fully enclosed cabin. Potez-designed leading-edge slats produced a high safety factor, much appreciated by those with sufficient finance to own the Potez 36 for weekend and holiday flying. Its design also included folding wings, making it suitable for garage storage and easy to tow behind a car.

Potez 36s proved a great success and some 300 were built for private owners and clubs between 1929 and 1933. Some were used by I'Armee de I'Air as scout/ liaison aircraft during the 1930s.

Specification 
 MODELPotez 36/3
 ENGINE1 x Salmson 5Ac radial piston engine, 45kW
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight650 kg1433 lb
  Loaded weight427 kg941 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan10.45 m34 ft 3 in
  Length7.50 m25 ft 7 in
  Height2.45 m8 ft 0 in
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed150 km/h93 mph
  Ceiling3600 m11800 ft
  Range500 km311 miles

Comments
Barry, 05.03.2018 17:01

That is the oddest looking radial engine I have ever seen.

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Matt Jones, e-mail, 11.02.2018 05:43

Hello! Was the Potez 36 dual control? Would the passenger have been ablento assume control? Thanks!

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Bruno Ceriotti, e-mail, 24.05.2009 01:34

guillermo es vecino mio... admirables sus trabajos y de envidiar su paciencia... Certifico que si se embarca en este proyecto va a quedar 10 puntos... Abrazo grande!

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guillermo, e-mail, 14.01.2009 12:07

Buen dia: soy Guillermo de GalveZ, Santa Fe Argentina y practico el aeromodelismo a escala. Me intereso este avion por ser un modelo llamativo, hermoso y se me hace que es de vuelo muy lento. Me interesaria conseguir los planos y fotos del mismo para una buena maqueta.

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