Roussel R-30

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Roussel R-30
Role Fighter-bomber
National origin France
Designer Jacques Roussel
First flight August 1939
Number built 1 prototype

The Roussel R-30 was a French fighter-bomber prototype of the 1930s.

Design and development[edit]

Only one prototype, similar to the Bloch MB.150, was constructed in 1938 armed with two 20 mm (0.787 in) Hispano-Suiza HS.404 cannon. Whilst being re-engined with an 600 kW (800 hp) the German invasion reached Paris. The airframe was transported to Bordeaux, where the sole R-30 was destroyed when the building it was being stored in was destroyed in a blaze.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from The Complete Book of Fighters[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.10 m (20 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.72 m (25 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 10 m2 (110 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,030 kg (2,271 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,768 kg (3,898 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Gnome-Rhône 14M-7 14-cyl air-cooled radial piston engine, 510 kW (690 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 520 km/h (323 mph; 281 kn) at 5,800 m (19,000 ft)
  • Range: 1,200 km (746 mi; 648 nmi)
  • Endurance: 2 hours
  • Rate of climb: 19 m/s (3,700 ft/min)

Armament

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Green, William; Swanborough, Gordon (1994). The Complete Book of fighters. London: Salamander Books Limited. ISBN 1 85833 777 1. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Green, William; Swanborough, Gordon (1994). The Complete Book of fighters. London: Salamander Books Limited. ISBN 1 85833 777 1. 
  • William Green, Gordon Swanborough, The Great Book of Fighters, Motorbooks International 10/2006, ISBN 0760311943.