|Klaatu83, e-mail, 29.08.2016 21:41|
The idea behind this aircraft goes back to the WW-I concept of a multi-engine, multi-seat fighter, known to the French as the "Multiplace de Combat". The most successful examples of the genre were the Caudron R.4, R.11, R.12 and R.14 series , which were built in large numbers from 1915-1918. After WW-I the French persisted with the idea, and continued to develop aircraft of that type right up to the Potez 630 series of WW-II. Unfortunately, aerial combat had moved on, and the concept of the "Miltiplace de Combat" became discredited during the 1940 Battle of France.