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Amiot 350 / 351 / 354


Amoit 354

Developed from the Amiot 370 and the Amiot 340, converted to the Amiot 351.01 Gnome-Rhone 14N -20/21 761-kW (1,020-hp) engined prototype bomber, it was followed by production Amiot 351s and 354s. Each version had a streamlined all-metal fuselage, a tapered mid-wing with considerable dihedral and twin Gnome-Rhone 14N radial engines. They differed by the 351 having twin oval fins and rudders and the 354 a large single vertical tailplane. The Amiot 351 had shorter span and greater length than the Amiot 351.01, and was powered by two 708-kW (950-hp) 14N-38/39 radials, while the Amiot 354 was higher powered and reverted to the original tail unit.
Armament was a 20 mm HS 404 cannon on a flexible mounting at the rear of the crew canopy plus single 7.5 mm MAC machine-guns in nose and ventral positions. The bomb load was up to 1,200kg.



Amoit 351


Eighty-six Amiot 350 series aircraft had been completed including 17 351s and 45 354s, before the Germans occupied the Le Bourget factory in June 1940.
After a number of bombing and reconnaissance missions, the Amiots were converted by the Vichy French for long-range liaison flights.

Amiot 354
Engines: 2 x Gnome-Rhone 14N-48/49, 790kW (1,060 hp)
Span: 22.83m (74ft 10.75 in)
Length: 14.5m (47ft 6.75 in)
Height: 13.39ft / 4.08m
Empty Weight: 10,417lbs (4,725kg)
Max T/O weight: 11300 kg (24,912 lb)
Max speed: 298 mph (480kmh; 259kts) at 13,125 ft
Operational range: 1,553 miles with max bombload.
Maximum Range: 2,175miles (3,500km)
Service Ceiling: 32,808ft (10,000m)
Crew: 4
Armament: 1 x 20-mm Hispano-Suiza cannon and 2 x 7.5-mm (0.295-in) MAC mg plus
Internal bombload: 1200 kg (2,646 lb)



Amoit 354

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