|Role||Reconnaissance or fighter floatplane|
Design and development
The MB.26 was a W-strut wing braced sesquiplane, the upper wing was attached at the top of the fuselage and the lower was below the fuselage. It had one main float under the lower wing and two stabilizing floats on the wingtips. This HB.2 variant was followed by a modified C.2 configuration to turn it into a two-seat fighter seaplane. The C.2 had a new round-sided fuselage, the HB.2 had a slab-sided fuselage, and a new tailplane. Neither variant was ordered or entered production.
- MB.26 HB.2
- Two-seat reconnaissance seaplane variant.
- MB.26 C.2
- Two-seat fighter seaplane variant.
- Crew: 2
- Length: 12.10 m (39 ft 8¼ in)
- Wingspan: 15.00 m (49 ft 2½ in)
- Height: 3.70 m (12 ft 1¼ in)
- Wing area: 52.00 m2 (559.74 ft2)
- Empty weight: 1665 kg (3671 lb)
- Gross weight: 2415 kg (5324 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Lorraine 12Db inline piston engine, 298 kW (400 hp)
- Maximum speed: 180 km/h (112 mph)
- Service ceiling: 5200 m (17060 ft)
- One fixed forward-firing 7.7mm (0.303in) machine-gun
- Twin 7.7mm (0.303in) machine-guns on ring-mount at observers cockpit
- Related lists
- Orbis 1985, p. 656
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.