Viewed as something of an aberration from the mainstream
of fighter development at the time of its debut in
April 1933, the H.110 was designed by Jean Biche. It
was a contender in the C1 competition promoted
initially by the Service Technique de l'Aeronautique in
1930 and upgraded in January 1931 by a supplement to
the specification. Tne H.110 was a single-seat fighter in
which the pilot and engine occupied a central nacelle,
and twin parallel booms attached to the extremities of
the wing centre section carried the tail assembly. Of all-metal
construction, the H.110 was powered by a 500hp
Hispano-Suiza 12Xbrs geared and supercharged liquid-cooled engine driving a three-bladed pusher propeller.
A ring-type radiator was mounted in the nose of the
nacelle and embodied an adjustable cone to regulate
the airflow. Largest and heaviest of the contending
fighters, the H.110, which carried an armament of two
fixed 7.5mm MAC machine guns, proved slower and
less manoeuvrable than most of its competitors. In
March 1934, it was returned to the Bourges factory for
modifications, re-emerging as the H.115.
|A three-view drawing (1680 x 1000)|
| Take-off weight||1750 kg||3858 lb|
| Empty weight||1260 kg||2778 lb|
| Wingspan||13.50 m||44 ft 3 in|
| Length||7.96 m||26 ft 1 in|
| Height||2.70 m||9 ft 10 in|
| Wing area||24.00 m2||258.33 sq ft|
| Max. speed||355 km/h||221 mph|
| Range||600 km||373 miles|
|Chris Morton, cmorton=newsguy.com, 11.06.2009|
Not successful, but very interesting. Right out of "Sky Captain"!
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