|First flight||21 December 1929|
|Primary user||Services Aeriens de Madagascar|
The SPCA 40T, also designated the SPCA VII, was a mailplane built in France in the late 1920s. It was a high-wing monoplane of conventional layout with a thick-sectioned, cantilever wing. The flight deck and cargo bay were fully enclosed, and the latter could be adapted to seat five passengers. The fixed undercarriage consisted of divided main units with spatted wheels, plus a tailskid. Construction was of metal throughout.
The two 40Ts were followed by a single example designated 41T with more powerful Salmson 9Nc engines that first flew on 12 December 1931. Services Aeriens de Madagascar operated the 41T between Tananarive and Broken Hill (where the route connected with Imperial Airways).
Eventually, the 40Ts were fitted with this same engine, at which time they were redesignated SPCA 218.
- 40T — initial production version with Salmson 9Ac engines (2 built)
- 41T — version with Salmson 9Nc engines (1 built)
- 218 — original 40Ts refitted with Salmson 9Nc engines (2 converted)
Data from Aviafrance: SPCA 40T
- Crew: Two pilots
- Length: 13.18 m (43 ft 3 in)
- Wingspan: 20.00 m (65 ft 7 in)
- Height: 3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)
- Wing area: 55.0 m2 (590 ft2)
- Empty weight: 2,161 kg (4,754 lb)
- Gross weight: 3,036 kg (6,679 lb)
- Powerplant: 3 × Salmson 9Ac, 90 kW (120 hp) each
- Maximum speed: 180 km/h (110 mph)
- Range: 600 km (380 miles)
- Service ceiling: 5,950 m (19,500 ft)
- Parmentier 1998
- "French Service to Madagascar"
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, p.2860
- Taylor 1989, p.835
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- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing.
- Parmentier, Bruno (1998). "S.P.C.A. 40T". Aviafrance. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.