Potez 43 / 430 - 438


Back to the Virtual Aircraft Museum
  LIAISON, OBSERVATION, TRAINING AIRCRAFTVirtual Aircraft Museum / France / Potez  

Potez 430

The success of the Potez 36 tourer led to development of the refined Potez 43, the prototype making its first flight in June 1932. It retained the strut-braced high wing which had characterised the P.36, but the span of the leading-edge slats was reduced to equal that of the ailerons and a refined fuselage was introduced with cabin accommodation for three. There was provision for wheel spats and the tail unit was revised.

The prototype and early production aircraft were powered by the Potez 6Ac engine, but later variants relied mainly on the Renault 4. Total production was 161, including a number built specifically for the Armee de I'Air for liaison and training.

 MODELPotez 438
 ENGINE1 x Renault 4Pdi inline piston engine, 89kW
  Take-off weight840 kg1852 lb
  Loaded weight560 kg1235 lb
  Wingspan11.30 m37 ft 1 in
  Length7.65 m25 ft 1 in
  Height2.36 m8 ft 9 in
  Wing area18.0 m2193.75 sq ft
  Max. speed170 km/h106 mph
  Ceiling5000 m16400 ft
  Range700 km435 miles

Do you have any comments?

Name    E-mail


All the World's Rotorcraft

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