Dewoitine D.560

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Dewoitine D.560
Role Single-seat fighter prototype
National origin France
Manufacturer Dewoitine
First flight 1932
Number built 1

The Dewoitine D.560 was a prototype French single-seat fighter developed by Dewoitine as an alternate to the Dewoitine D.500.[1] The design failed to better the performance and only one aircraft was built.[1]

Development[edit]

To provide an alternate design in the competition to supply the French Air Force with a successor to the Nieuport 62.[1] Rather than the low-wing monoplane design of the D.500 the D.560 had a shoulder-mounted gull wing.[1] During test flying the D.560 was found to be slower than the D.500 and had stability problems.[1] The aircraft was rebuilt with a parasol wing and redesignated the D.570.[1] Performance was even worse than the gull wing design, and following a crash of the prototype development was abandoned.[1]

Variants[edit]

D.560 Prototype gull wing fighter, one built.[1] D.570 The D.560 rebuilt with a parasol wing.[1]

Specifications (D.560)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 8.48 m (27 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.73 m (40 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 3.43 m (11 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 17.30 m2 (186.22 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1270 kg (2800 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1698 kg (3743 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Xbrs inline piston engine, 515 kW (690 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 345 km/h (214 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 10300 m (33790 ft)

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Orbis 1985, p. 1453
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