Blériot-SPAD S.27

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S.27
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Blériot
Designer André Herbémont
First flight November 10 1919
Primary user CMA/Air Union
Number built ca. 10

The Blériot-SPAD S.27 was a small French airliner developed soon after World War I. It was produced as a way for the Blériot company to find new markets for its wartime products in the postwar market, in this instance by adapting the design of the S.20 fighter into a small airliner. Accommodation for two passengers was provided in a small cabin within the fuselage, but in other respects the S.27 strongly resembled its predecessor.

Three were operated by CMA on its Paris-London route, this total increasing to ten by the time that the company merged into Air Union.

Operators[edit]

 France

Specifications (S.27)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: 2 passengers
  • Length: 7.30 m (23 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.72 m (31 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 30.0 m2 (323 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 850 kg (1,874 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,260 kg (2,778 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8Fa V-8 water-cooled piston engine, 200 kW (270 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 230 km/h (143 mph)
  • Range: 800 km (500 miles)

See also[edit]

Related development

S.XVIII - S.20 - S.26 - S.31

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 163. 
  • aviafrance.com