Potez 36

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Potez 36
Challenge 1929 Potez.jpg
"Challenge International de Tourisme", 1929
Role Two-seat sport/touring monoplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Potez
First flight 1929
Number built 300+

The Potez 36 was a French two-seat touring or sport monoplane designed and built by Potez. The Potez 36 was a high-wing braced monoplane with a conventional landing gear. It had an enclosed cabin with side-by-side seating for a pilot and passenger. The design had some unusual features like folding wings to make it easier to store or to tow behind a motor car. Some of the aircraft had Potez-designed leading-edge slats. The aircraft was popular with both French private owners and flying clubs with a small number being used by the French Air Force during the 1930s as liaison aircraft.

Variants[edit]

Potez 36
Prototype of the series powered by a 45 kW (60 hp) Salmson 5Ac radial engine.
Potez36/1
production version powered by a 52 kW (70 hp) Renault 4Pa; two built.
Potez 36/3
Prototype followed by six production aircraft with no slats, powered by a 45 kW (60 hp) Salmson 5Ac radial engine.
Potez 36/5
Variant with no slats but powered by a 71 kW (95 hp) Salmson 7Ac engine; five built.
Potez 36/13
Production version of the 36/5 but fitted with leading-edge slats, 96 built.
Potez 36/14
Variant with a 71 kW (95 hp) Renault 4Pb engine and leading-edge slate and wheel brakes, 103 built.
Potez 36/15
Variant with a 75 kW (100 hp) Potez 6Ab engine, 18 built.
Potez 36/17
Variant with a 78 kW (104 hp) Cirrus Hermes IIB engine, two built.
Potez 36/19
Variant with a 75 kW (100 hp) Renault 4Pci engine, two built.
Potez 36/21
Production variant with a 75 kW (100 hp) Potez 6Ac engine and wheels with balloon tyres, 29 built.

Specifications (Potez 36/3)[edit]

Potez 36/14 Renault 95 hp. - gare d'Albert, Somme.

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 (pilot)
  • Capacity: 1 (passenger)
  • Length: 7.50 m (24 ft 7¼ in)
  • Wingspan: 10.45 m (34 ft 3½ in)
  • Height: 2.45 m (8 ft 0½ in)
  • Wing area: 20.00 m2 (215.29 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 427 kg (941 lb)
  • Gross weight: 650 kg (1433 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Salmson 5Ac radial piston engine, 45 kW (60 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph)
  • Range: 500 km (311 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 3600 m (11810 ft)

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Orbis 1985, page 2773
Bibliography
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.