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Arsenal-Delanne 10-C2

 

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Designed by Maurice Delanne, the Arsenal-Delanne 10-C2 two-seat fighter was built by the Arsenal de l'Aeronautique. Of so-called Nenadovich biplane configuration, the tandem-mounted wings provided a continuous slot effect and offered a large C of G range. Of metal stressed-skin construction and powered by an 860hp Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs 12-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, the Arsenal-Delanne 10-C2 prototype was virtually complete at Villacoublay when German forces occupied the factory in June 1940, work on the aircraft continued and the first flight test was made in October 1941.

 

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After completion of the initial test programme, the aircraft was ferried to Germany for further trials. The intended armament comprised an engine-mounted 20mm Hispano-Suiza cannon, two wing-mounted 7.5mm MAC 1934 machine guns and two further 7.5mm weapons on a flexible mounting.

Arsenal-Delanne 10-C2
Engine: 860hp Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs 12-cylinder liquid-cooled
Take-off weight: 2880 kg / 6349 lb
Wingspan: 10.11 m / 33 ft 2 in
Length: 7.33 m / 24 ft 1 in
Height: 3.06 m / 10 ft 0 in
Wing area: 22.5 sq.m / 242.19 sq ft
Max. speed: 550 km/h / 342 mph

 

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