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.
| ENGINE||3 x 650hp Hispano-Suiza 12Nb 12-cylinder V-type liquid-cooled engines|
| Take-off weight||16790 kg||37016 lb|
| Payload||600||1323 lb|
| Wingspan||30.00 m||98 ft 5 in|
| Length||16.15 m||53 ft 0 in|
| Height||3.99 m||13 ft 1 in|
| Max. speed||236 km/h||147 mph|
| Range||6800 km||4225 miles|
|al blickensderfer, 12.02.2013|
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, 11.03.2011|
my amigo nem todos hablam espanish
|leonel latin-sandoval, 29.12.2008|
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, 09.07.2007|
three paln view ou color profile of this plane are desired
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?