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Potez VIII


The prototype Potez VIII two-seat tourer/ elementary trainer was first flown on 9 April 1920, powered by a specially designed Potez engine, the 37kW Potez A 4. A light unequal-span biplane, the Potez VIII had four-wheel landing gear, the tailskid being used for landings only. The A 4 engine was a complete failure and plans were made to produce 100 series aircraft powered by the 52kW Anzani 6Ab radial. Versions built included the Potez VIII A of 1922 with the 60kW Anzani 6 A3 engine and two-wheel conventional landing gear; five were built, two of them later being converted to Potez VIII configuration and one as the Potez VIII H central-float seaplane, built especially for a wealthy Marseilles businessman.


Engine: 1 x Anzani 6Ab radial, 52kW
Max tak-off weight: 470 kg / 1036 lb
Loaded weight: 240 kg / 529 lb
Wingspan: 8.0 m / 26 ft 3 in
Length: 5.72 m / 19 ft 9 in
Wing area: 20.0 sq.m / 215.28 sq ft
Max. speed: 142 km/h / 88 mph
Ceiling: 4000 m / 13100 ft



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