Bernard H.V.41

The Bernard H.V.41 was a racing seaplane designed by Société des Avions Bernard for the French government to compete in the 1929 Schneider Trophy.[1]

Bernard H.V.41
Role Single-seat racing seaplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Société des Avions Bernard
First flight 1929
Number built 1

Design and development

The H.V.41 and H.V.40 were two designs ordered for use by the French team in the 1929 Schneider Trophy.[1] Although the H.V.40 was to be powered by a radial engine, the H.V.41 was to use a new liquid-cooled Hispano-Suiza 12Ns Special.[1] It was a streamlined single-seat cantilever monoplane and had two metal floats attached underneath the fuselage on inverted vee-struts.[1] The H.V.41 was ready for testing by July 1929 but due to delays with the engine it did not fly until August and the French government withdrew the team from the 1929 race.[1] The aircraft was then used for training by the French Schneider Trophy team.[1]


Data from [1]The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.99 m (26 ft 2½ in)
  • Wingspan: 9.20 m (30 ft 2¼ in)
  • Height: 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 12.00 m2 (129.17 ft2)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Ns inline water cooled piston engine, 746 kW (1000 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 450 km/h (280 (estimated) mph)


See also

Related development

Related lists


  1. Orbis 1985, p. 653
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
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