Breguet 393T

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393T
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Breguet
First flight February 1931
Introduction July 1934
Primary user Air France
Number built 9

The Breguet 390T, 392T and 393T were a family of French propeller-driven airliners of the mid-1930s.

Development[edit]

The Breguet 390T family were large three-engine sesquiplanes of all-metal construction with fixed, tailwheel undercarriage.

Operational history[edit]

The newly-constituted Air France operated six 393Ts, plus the sole 392T prototype that it purchased from Breguet to use as a cargo plane. The aircraft were originally deployed on the Toulouse-Casablanca route and later on the Natal-Buenos Aires route. Towards the end of their careers, all remaining 393Ts were recalled to Paris and used on short routes between Paris and nearby European destinations.

Variants[edit]

390T
391T
  • Second prototype, similar to 390T.
392T
393T

Operators[edit]

 France

Specifications (393T)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 pilots
  • Capacity: 8 passengers
  • Length: 14.76 m (48 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 21.71 m (71 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 66.5 m2 (715 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 3,966 kg (8,743 lb)
  • Gross weight: 6,000 kg (13,228 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Gnome-Rhône 7Kd, 261 kW (350 hp) each each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 249 km/h (155 mph)
  • Range: 975 km (606 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,850 m (19,200 ft)

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 199. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 890 Sheet 81.