Besson MB.36
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Besson MB.36

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Barry, 21.04.2016

Designed by Marcel Besson as either a bomber or 10 seat passenger flying boat in 1926, it did not actually fly until 15th May 1930 by which time owing to financial difficulties the company had been taken over by ANF Mureaux. The aeroplane lost a stabilizing float during tests and performed badly.The project was abandoned and the M.B.36 was scrapped.

Power plant 3 x 420 h.p. Gnome-Rhone 9Ad 9 cylinder radials
Span 82'0" Length 61'6" Height 15'5" Wing area 1,339 sq ft Empty Weight 10,730 lb Gross weight 17,000 lb
Maximum speed 115 mph Range 670 miles

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