Blériot-SPAD S.34

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S.34
Role Trainer aircraft
Manufacturer Blériot
Designer André Herbémont
First flight 16 July 1920
Introduction 1920
Retired 1936
Primary users French Air Force
Finnish Air Force
Number built 150

The Blériot-SPAD S.34 was a French twin-seat, single-engine biplane flight training aircraft designed in 1920. The side-by-side seating arrangement was unique for its time. 150 aircraft were built, 125 for the French Air Force, who used them until 1936.

The Finnish Air Force purchased two S.34s in 1921. Due to inadequate maintenance they did not last long and were withdrawn from service by 1925.

Variants[edit]

Bleriot-SPAD S.34-1
First Bleriot-SPAD S.34 prototype.
Bleriot-SPAD S.34-2
Second Bleriot-SPAD S.34 prototype.
Bleriot-SPAD S.34-3
Third Bleriot-SPAD S.34 prototype.
Bleriot-SPAD S.34
Two-seat primary trainer biplane.
Bleriot-SPAD S.34 bis
Improved variant, powered by a 130-hp (97-kW) Clerget rotary piston engine. Three were built for the Aéronavale.

Operators[edit]

 France
 Argentina
  • (6 aircraft)
 Finland
 Bolivia

Specifications (S.34)[edit]

Data from Suomen Ilmavoimat I 1918-27

General characteristics

Performance

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • Keskinen, Kalevi; Partonen, Kyösti and Stenman, Kari: Suomen Ilmavoimat I 1918-27, 2005. ISBN 952-99432-2-9.
  • Keskinen, Kalevi; Stenman, Kari and Niska, Klaus: Suomen ilmavoimien lentokoneet 1918-1939, Tietoteos, 1976.

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