Couzinet Arc-en-Ciel


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Couzinet Arc-en-Ciel

The Couzinet 70 Arc-en-Ciel (Rainbow) was a three-engined commercial monoplane designed for the South Atlantic sector of the France-South America route. First flown in 1929, the Arc-en-Ciel was modified in January 1933 and, as the Model 71, began a regular mail run to South America on 28 May 1934. From 24 July that year there was a regular monthly crossing. The Model 70 was derived from an earlier design, the Couzinet 10-01, which was also named Arc-en-Ciel. The Model 70 made a number of record-breaking pioneer flights.

 ENGINE3 x 650hp Hispano-Suiza 12Nb 12-cylinder V-type liquid-cooled engines
  Take-off weight16790 kg37016 lb
  Payload6001323 lb
  Wingspan30.00 m98 ft 5 in
  Length16.15 m53 ft 0 in
  Height3.99 m13 ft 1 in
  Max. speed236 km/h147 mph
  Range6800 km4225 miles

al blickensderfer, e-mail, 12.02.2013 14:52

Are there any of these planes still flying? If so, where in the world? There is one on display at the Air Museum in Le Bourget, France, a Paris suburb. Where else would I be able to see one, except in pictures?


lucas boaventura, e-mail, 11.03.2011 15:18

my amigo nem todos hablam espanish


leonel latin-sandoval, e-mail, 29.12.2008 19:48

un magnifico avion con un diseno jamas igualado que se imprimio para siempre en la memoria latinoamericana junto a los inmortales guillaument,saint ex,mermoz,didier daurat y por supuesto todos los menos nombrados pero,igualmente inmortales ...un gran saaalut mes amis de la gloriese france


Rogerio Reis, e-mail, 09.07.2007 03:12

three paln view ou color profile of this plane are desired


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