Potez 29

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Potez 29
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Role Transport biplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Potez
First flight 1927
Primary user French Air Force
Number built 146

The Potez 29 was a 1920s French passenger biplane designed and built by Avions Henry Potez. Although designed as a civilian aircraft, a large number entered service with the French Air Force.

Development[edit]

The Potez 29 was a biplane powered by a nose-mounted 335 kW (450 hp) Lorraine 12Eb broad-arrow piston engine, with a fixed tailskid landing gear. Based on the earlier Potez 25, with the same wings and engine, the Potez 29 had a new fuselage with an enclosed cockpit for two crew and a cabin for five passengers. The 29 proved to be a success; it entered service with civilian airlines, and 120 were delivered to the French Air Force, mainly as an air ambulance and light transport.

Variants[edit]

Potez 29
Prototype and six production aircraft with a Lorraine 12Eb engine.
Potez 29/2
Production variant for the French Air Force with a Lorraine 12Eb engine, 123 built.
Potez 29/4
Civil variant with a 359 kW (480 hp) Gnome-Rhône 9Ady Jupiter radial engine, 15 built.

Operators[edit]

Civil operators[edit]

Military operators[edit]

Specifications (Potez 29)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 5
  • Length: 10.68 m (35 ft 0 in)
  • Mid wingspan: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 3.67 m (12 ft 0 in)
  • Gross weight: 2,650 kg (5,842 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lorraine 12Eb W-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 360 kW (480 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 219 km/h (136 mph; 118 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn)
  • Range: 500 km (311 mi; 270 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,764 ft)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.