The Bernard 15 C1 or Bernard SIMB AB 15 was a 1920s French single-seat sesquiplane fighter aircraft designed and built by the Société Industrielle des Métaux et du Bois (SIMB). With the structural failure of the earlier Bernard 14 the Bernard 15 was an improved variant with a greater span upper wing. It was powered by a Hispano-Suiza 12Hb inline piston engine and had a fixed tailskid landing gear. The performance was not an improvement on the Bernard SIMB AB 14 and only the prototype was built.
|Role||Single-seat sesquiplane fighter aircraft|
|Manufacturer||Société Industrielle des Métaux et du Bois (SIMB), sometimes referred to as Ferbois]]|
|Developed from||Bernard SIMB AB 14|
Data from Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft
- Crew: 1
- Length: 7.50 m (24 ft 7 in)
- Wingspan: 11.40 m (37 ft 5 in)
- Height: 3.10 m (10 ft 2 in)
- Wing area: 24 m2 (260 sq ft)
- Max takeoff weight: 1,790 kg (3,946 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Hb inline piston engine, 370 kW (500 hp)
- Propellers: 2-bladed
- Maximum speed: 270 km/h (170 mph, 150 kn)
- Service ceiling: 7,500 m (24,600 ft)
- Guns: Two fixed Vickers .303 (7.7mm) synchronised machine-guns
- Bernard 15
- Orbis 1985, p. 637
- Liron p.181, 224
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
- Liron, J.L. (1990). Les avions Bernard. Paris: Éditions Larivère.