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Barry, 27.02.2017 17:41

Only one of these was built. The initial intention was to fly an aircraft capable of taking the Nord SS.10 wire guided missile. It was soon found that the plane was not a suitable platform. It was armed with 4 x 7.5 mm machine guns in the nose and could carry eight unguided rockets under the wings. As noted following defense cuts the Armee de l'Aire preferred to save it's money to purchase more "glamorous" hardware like the Mirage. Although 100 had been ordered alongside 15 pre-production machines this order was cancelled and whilst the one and only Potez 75 was exhibited at the 1957 Paris air show, it was used as a liaison machine until it crash landed on 16th September 1958.

Crew 2
Power plant 1 x 480 hp inverted air cooled V8 Potez 8D.32

Span 43'0" Length 30'1" Height 8'10"
Empty weight 3,968 lb Gross weight 5,290 lb

Max speed 171 mph Cruising speed 140 mph Range 435 miles


Dick Byrne, e-mail, 17.07.2014 20:03

Potez built the Fouga Cm 170 with the fork tail, later known as the Fouga Magister, four of which made of the Irish Army Air Corps 'Silver Swallows' air display team. It was inteended to build them alongsi9de the *$) in Ireland in the Baldonnell factory but it never got off the ground (excuse the pun)


Bob Kusterer, e-mail, 07.02.2014 19:35

Didn't Potez manufacture the Fouga Magister CM 170? I don't find the CM 170 listed under Potez or Fouga.


Douglas Ogle, e-mail, 17.03.2012 03:00

I also built the model from Aeromodeller but used an .020 glow plug engine instead of rubber in a free-flight model. It flew with stability and realism. I will build another by scaling the plan 50% larger and again, using the .020 glow plug engine. A very interesting example of a pusher aircraft.


aA Ducruezet, e-mail, 06.02.2011 21:25

This plane was built in the late 50s as a prototype of an anti-guerilla (COIN) plane for French Armée de l'Air, mostly in view of use in Algeria. Never saw production, the french Air Command finally chose to keep budget for combat aircraft such as Dassault Mystere and Mirage to come.
In the same competition for COIN, there was also prototypes like SIPA 1100, SNACSE SE116, Dassault Spirale, Breguet 961, MS 1500 (Morane I think) _ quote of DSI magazine n°34 FEB 2008
Seems a precursor to NA Bronco, isn't it ?


Geoff Smales, e-mail, 18.12.2009 12:10

There are 1 /3 size plans and a construction feature for a rubber band powered flying model in the April 1955 Areomodeler magazine


paul scott, e-mail, 08.09.2009 17:35

Strange little thing - reminds me of the experimental British 'Miles' aircraft types.


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