The VG 30 single-seat fighter built by the Arsenal de
l'Aeronautique and designed by Ingenieur-General
Vernisse and Jean Galtier was evolved to compete with
the Caudron C.713 and meet a lightweight interceptor
requirement. The VG 30 was of wooden stressed-skin
construction and was intended to be powered by a
Potez 12 Dc "flat-twelve" air-cooled engine rated at
610hp at 1000m and mounting a 20mm Hispano
motor cannon. A full-scale mock-up of the VG 30
was exhibited at the Exposition Internationale held in
Paris in the summer of 1936, but development was
delayed by the non-availability of the Potez 12 Dc
engine, and the prototype was eventually flown at Villacoublay
on 1 October 1938 with a 690hp Hispano-
Suiza 12 Xcrs 12-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. The
VG 30 proved faster than the Morane-Saulnier 406 and,
in July 1939, allegedly attained 805km/h in a
dive between 4000m and 2000m.
Proposed armament comprised one 20mm Hispano-
Suiza 404 cannon and four 7.5mm MAC machine guns.
Development was abandoned in favour of the VG 33.
| MODEL||VG 30|
| Wingspan||10.80 m||35 ft 5 in|
| Length||8.40 m||28 ft 7 in|
| Height||3.31 m||11 ft 10 in|
| Wing area||14.00 m2||150.69 sq ft|
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