Potez 32 / 33
Back to the Virtual Aircraft Museum
  PASSENGER, MAIL, LIAISON AIRCRAFTVirtual Aircraft Museum / France / Potez  

Potez 32

Derived from the Potez 29, the Potez 32 five-passenger transport or mail-plane retained the fuselage, tail unit and landing gear of its predecessor, but was a strut-braced high-wing monoplane. First flown in 1928, the prototype was followed by 54 production aircraft. An initial difference in comparison with the Potez 29 was the employment of a lower-powered, and thus cheaper and more economical, Salmson radial engine; later aircraft had the higher-powered Jupiter. The type was operated by CIDNA, Air Orient and Aeropostale, and 12 were exported to Canada.

The Potez 33 prototype, tested in March 1928, was a militarised version of the Potez 32 intended for liaison and observation, or as a trainer for pilots and observers. It had dual controls as standard, introduced large observation windows, and had a dorsal machine-gun position; light bombs could be carried.

 MODELPotez 33/2
 ENGINE1 x Salmson 9Ab radial piston engine, 171kW
    Take-off weight1750 kg3858 lb
    Loaded weight950 kg2094 lb
    Wingspan14.50 m48 ft 7 in
    Length10.15 m33 ft 4 in
    Wing area35.0 m2376.74 sq ft
    Max. speed190 km/h118 mph
    Ceiling4500 m14750 ft
    Range700 km435 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 7.7mm machine-gun

shooshoo, 22.02.2011


Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?

Name    E-mail


All the World's Rotorcraft

Virtual Aircraft Museum

All rhe World's Rotorcraft AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com Avitop.com