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Avions Maurice Brochet MB.50 Pipistrelle

Brochet MB.50 Pipistrelle at Chavenay airfield near Paris in May 1957
The first postwar design of Maurice Brochet was the MB.50 Pipistrelle ("Bat") of 1947, which first flew that year. It is a single-seat open-cockpit ultra-light aircraft with a pylon-mounted high wing, wooden fuselage frame and fabric covering. The design was kept simple with the amateur-built market, using factory working drawings, in mind.
The first MB.50 was built in 1947 by Maurice Brochet and was powered by a Salmson 9ADb 45 h.p. radial engine. The subsequent Pipistrelles were all built by amateur constructors. In 1965, six were active, three powered by the Salmson, two by the Beaussier 4Bm O2 of 45 h.p. and one fitted with a Zlín Persy II.
Pipistrelle F-PEBZ was still active in 2005. Another was held in the collection of Ailes Ancienne Toulouse, near Toulouse Blagnac International Airport, during 2006.
Engine: 1 × Salmson 9ADb, 30 kW (45 hp)
Wingspan: 8.00 m (26 ft 3 in)
Length: 5.80 m (16 ft 0 in)
Empty weight: 240 kg (529 lb)
Gross weight: 351 kg (772 lb)
Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)
Cruising speed: 115 km/h (72 mph)
Crew: One pilot





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