Renard R-36
1937
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Renard R-36

Designed by Alfred Renard as a replacement for the Fairey Firefly in service with the Aviation Militaire, the R-36 was flown for the first time on 5 November 1937. Of all-metal construction and carrying an armament of one engine-mounted 20mm cannon and four wing-mounted 7.7mm machine guns, the R-36 was powered by a 910hp Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs 12-cylinder Vee-type liquid-cooled engine. Various modifications were introduced during the test programme - notably the relocation of the radiator bath and the enlargement of the rudder - and, late in 1938, the government took an option on a batch of 40 aircraft. The loss of the prototype on 17 January 1939 resulted in the programme being placed in abeyance and then dropped when the decision was taken to procure Hawker Hurricanes.

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Renard R-36A three-view drawing (1280 x 916)


Specification 
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight2470 kg5445 lb
    Empty weight1770 kg3902 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan11.64 m38 ft 2 in
    Length8.80 m29 ft 10 in
    Height2.90 m10 ft 6 in
    Wing area20.00 m2215.28 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed505 km/h314 mph
    Range1000 km621 miles

Comments
bilko, 20.10.2015

The fuselage aft of the cockpit looks like fabric-over-metal, so I'm not sure how 'all-metal' it is. Lovely-looking thing, though...

Klaatu83, 05.08.2015

Three prototypes of this fighter were built, one with an Hispano-Suiza engine (shown here), one with a Gnome-Rhone air-cooled radial engine, and one with a British Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. None of them went into production, since the Belgians decided to order Hawker Hurricanes instead.

Howard Littman, 04.07.2011

Looks as though it came from the same design thinking that produced the Loire-Nieuport L.N.161.

mashan, 20.06.2011

in the programme being placed in abeyance and then dropped when the decision was taken to procure Hawker Hurricanes.

, 20.06.2011

Renard R-36
1937

Art Deco, 14.07.2009

With the leading edge extension and wing/fuselage blending, more like F-16/F18. Mustang used the rad scoop to minimize wing filleting.

John Thompson, 03.03.2007

The general specifications and profile of this airplane seem to be similar to the later North American NA-73 (A-36/P-51)design. Could there be a relationship?

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