|Role||Single-seat racing seaplane|
|Manufacturer||Société des Avions Bernard|
|First flight||10 March 1931|
Design and development
Three H.V.42s were ordered by the French government for use as trainers for the French Schneider Trophy team at Lake Berre. Similar to the earlier H.V.41 they were streamlined single-seat cantilever monoplanes with twin floats. The first H.V.42 flew in March 1931 and was soon joined by the other two. Marked as "1" "2" and "3" they were used during the summer of 1931 to train the French team for the 1931 race.
Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft
- Crew: 1
- Length: 7.99 m (26 ft 2½ in)
- Wingspan: 9.20 m (30 ft 2¼ in)
- Height: 3.60 m (11 ft 9¾ in)
- Wing area: 12.00 m2 (129.17 ft2)
- Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Nsr Special inline piston engine, 746 kW (1000 hp)
- Maximum speed: 450 km/h (280 (estimated) mph)
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- Orbis 1985, p. 653
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.