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Potez 23

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During 1923, the design team led by Louis Coroller initiated work on two fundamentally similar aircraft in parallel, the Potez 23 single-seat fighter and the Potez 24 two-seat army co-operation aircraft. Differing primarily dimensionally, these were fabric-covered unequal-span, single-bay biplanes of wooden construction, with provision for interchangeable Lorraine-Dietrich and Hispano-Suiza engines. Powered by a 400hp Lorraine-Dietrich 12Db water-cooled 12-cylinder engine, the Potez 23 carried an armament of two fixed forward-firing 7.7mm machine guns and was flown early in 1924. Whereas the Potez 24 provided a basis for the highly successful Potez 25, development of the Potez 23 was discontinued, only a single prototype being tested.

Max take-off weight: 1540 kg / 3395 lb
Empty weight: 1115 kg / 2458 lb
Wingspan: 10.50 m / 34 ft 5 in
Length: 7.60 m / 25 ft 11 in
Height: 3.12 m / 10 ft 3 in
Wing area: 32.00 sq.m / 344.44 sq ft
Max. speed: 225 km/h / 140 mph

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