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Potez 26


Essentially a single-seat fighter version of the Potez 25 two-seat army co-operation aircraft, the Potez 26 was, in fact, the first to fly, commencing its test programme in August 1924. A single-bay, staggered sesquiplane with a narrow-chord lower wing and inclined N-type interplane struts, the Potez 26 was of wooden construction with fabric covering, and was designed to accept either Lorraine-Dietrich or Hispano-Suiza engines. The sole prototype was powered by a 450hp Hispano-Suiza 12Ha water-cooled 12-cylinder engine and its armament consisted of two synchronised 7.7mm machine guns. No series production was undertaken.

Max take-off weight: 1550 kg / 3417 lb
Empty weight: 1100 kg / 2425 lb
Wingspan: 12.00 m / 39 ft 4 in
Length: 8.00 m / 26 ft 3 in
Height: 3.15 m / 10 ft 4 in
Wing area: 32.00 sq.m / 344.44 sq ft
Max. speed: 250 km/h / 155 mph


Potez 26



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