Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI

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The Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI was a French high-wing touring aircraft of the early 1930s.

Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI
Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI Mitry 29.05.57.jpg
Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI No.02 at Mitry-Mory airfield near Paris in May 1957. This aircraft flew Paris-Tananarive in December 1931
Role two-seat touring aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Peyret-Mauboussin
Designer Louis Peyret and Pierre Mauboussin
First flight 1930?[1]
Status one preserved by a museum
Primary user private flyers
Number built 2

Development[edit]

The PM XI was designed by Peyret-Mauboussin as a Salmson-engined two-seat touring and sporting aircraft of wooden construction. Two examples were built.

Operational history[edit]

The aircraft first flew in 1930.[1] The second aircraft F-AJUL took part in the Challenge International de Tourisme 1930 touring planes' contest, piloted by Charles Fauvel, but it damaged a landing gear in a compulsory landing.[2] This plane F-AJUL was later flown by Rene Lefevre from Paris to Tananarive, Madagascar, between 1 and 14 December 1931. The total distance flown was 11,000 km at an average speed of 120 km/hour. This aircraft is stored without wings at the Musee Castel-Mauboussin at Cuers-Pierrefeu airfield near Toulon in southern France, and can be viewed by prior permission.[3]

Specifications[edit]

(data from www.aviafrance.com)

Powerplant 
1xSalmson 9 Ad 40 h.p.;
Length 
5.50 m:
Span 
11.75 m:
Height 
2.86 m:
Wing surface 
14.7 m2:
Empty weight 
322 kg:
Loaded weight 
530 kg:
Maximum speed 
160 km/hour:
Maximum altitude 
4,500 m;
Range 
600 km:

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b The first flight must have been in 1930, not 1931, since the plane took part in the Challenge International de Tourisme 1930 contest - Krzyżan (1988), p.180
  2. ^ (Polish) Krzyżan, Marian. Międzynarodowe turnieje lotnicze 1929-1934 [International aviation competitions 1929-1934], Warsaw 1988, ISBN 83-206-0637-3, p.180
  3. ^ Ogden, 2006, p. 166
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