Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI

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Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI
Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI Mitry 29.05.57.jpg
Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI No.02 at Mitry-Mory airfield near Paris in May 1957. This aircraft flew Paris-Tananarive in December 1931
Role two-seat touring aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Peyret-Mauboussin
Designer Louis Peyret and Pierre Mauboussin
First flight 9 July 1930
Status one preserved by a museum
Primary user private flyers
Number built 2
Developed from Peyret-Mauboussin PM X

The Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI was a French high-wing touring aircraft of the early 1930s.

Peyret Mauboussin Type 11 n°02 preserved in the aircraft museum of Angers-Marcé (France).

Development[edit]

The PM XI was designed by Peyret-Mauboussin as a Salmson-engined two-seat touring and sporting aircraft of wooden construction, an enlarged and more powerful development of the single-seat Peyret-Mauboussin PM X.[1] Two examples were built.[2]

Operational history[edit]

Two PM.XIs were built in parallel.[2] The airframe c/n 02 was finished first and first flew on 9 July 1930. It was registered as F-AJUL. c/n 01 F-AKFD was ordered by the French Service Technique.[3]

In July F-AJUL took part in the Challenge International de Tourisme 1930 touring aircraft contest, piloted by Charles Fauvel,[4] but damaged a landing gear in a compulsory landing.[5] By November one was flying at their Orly base and the other was under test for its CoA at Vélizy – Villacoublay Air Base.[2] F-AJUL was later flown by Rene Lefevre from Paris to Tananarive, Madagascar, between 1 and 14 December 1931. The total distance flown was 11,000 km at an average speed of 120 km/hour. He also flew it, after fitting extra tankage in the cabin, from Paris to Saigon in 10 days during December 1932, a distance of 10,500 km (6,500 mi). The return trip in February 1933 took 8 days.[3]

This aircraft is stored without wings at the Musee Castel-Mauboussin at Cuers-Pierrefeu airfield near Toulon in southern France, and can be viewed by prior permission.[6]

Specifications[edit]

Data from NACA report (1931)[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 5.50 m (18 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.75 m (38 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 2.86 m (9 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 14.6 m2 (157 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 320 kg (705 lb)
  • Gross weight: 515 kg (1,135 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Salmson 9 Ad 9-cylinder radial, 30 kW (40 hp)
  • Maximum speed: 155 km/h (96 mph; 84 kn) at ground level
  • Cruise speed: 135 km/h (84 mph; 73 kn)
  • Range: 500 km (311 mi; 270 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)
  • Landing speed: 65 km/h (40 mph)

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b NACA report
  2. ^ a b c Les Ailes November 1930
  3. ^ a b "The Mauboussin Corsaire". Air Britain Archive: 2010/150–151. December 2010. 
  4. ^ Les Ailes July 1930
  5. ^ (in Polish) Krzyżan, Marian. Międzynarodowe turnieje lotnicze 1929-1934 [International aviation competitions 1929-1934], Warsaw 1988, ISBN 83-206-0637-3, p.180
  6. ^ Ogden, 2006, p. 166
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