Societe Nationale De Constructions Aeronautiques De L'ouest

Formed January 1937, incorporating Breguet and Loire-Nieuport establishments. Made series of Loire 46 gull-wing single-seat fighters, some of which went to Spain and fought in Civil War; also Loire-Nieuport LN 41 single-seat cranked-wing dive-bombers, a few of which saw action against advancing Germans in 1940. New company had associations also with Loire 210 central-float fighter seaplane of 1939; Loire 130 flying-boat for shipboard catapult launch; and Loire 70 three-engined reconnaissance flying-boat.