|Role||General purpose colonial transport aircraft|
The Potez X was a three-engined biplane with a fixed nosewheel landing gear supplemented with a tailskid. The first variant was the Potez X A which was powered by three 140 hp (104 kW) Hispano-Suiza 8Aa piston engines, two strut-mounted between the upper and lower wings and one nose-mounted. It had an enclosed cabin for 10 passengers with the pilot in an open cockpit behind the cabin. Later the engines were changed to more powerful Hispano-Suiza 8Ab versions. Two other variants were built with 280 hp (209 kW) Hispano-Suiza 8Bec engines, the X B was a military variant and the X C a commercial variant.
- Original commercial variant with three 100 kW (140 hp) Hispano-Suiza 8Aa piston engines.
- Military variant with 220 kW (300 hp) Hispano-Suiza 8Fb engines.
- Civil variant with 210 kW (280 hp) Hispano-Suiza 8Bec engines.
Specifications (Potez X A)
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 10 passengers
- Length: 12.95 m (42 ft 6 in)
- Wingspan: 18.40 m (60 ft 4 in)
- Height: 4.15 m (13 ft 7 in)
- Wing area: 94 m2 (1,010 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 1,800 kg (3,968 lb)
- Gross weight: 3,090 kg (6,812 lb)
- Powerplant: 3 × Hispano-Suiza 8Ab , 130 kW (180 hp) each
- Maximum speed: 165 km/h (103 mph; 89 kn)
- Cruise speed: 132 km/h (82 mph; 71 kn)
- Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi)
- Service ceiling: 5,500 m (18,000 ft)
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- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.