The Dewoitine D.560 was a prototype French single-seat fighter developed by Dewoitine as an alternate to the Dewoitine D.500. The design failed to better the performance and only one aircraft was built.
|Role||Single-seat fighter prototype|
To provide an alternate design in the competition to supply the French Air Force with a successor to the Nieuport 62. Rather than the low-wing monoplane design of the D.500 the D.560 had a shoulder-mounted gull wing. During test flying the D.560 was found to be slower than the D.500 and had stability problems. The aircraft was rebuilt with a parasol wing and redesignated the D.570. Performance was even worse than the gull wing design, and following a crash of the prototype development was abandoned.
- Crew: one
- Length: 8.48 m (27 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 12.73 m (40 ft 7 in)
- Height: 3.43 m (11 ft 3 in)
- Wing area: 17.30 m2 (186.22 ft2)
- Empty weight: 1270 kg (2800 lb)
- Gross weight: 1698 kg (3743 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Xbrs inline piston engine, 515 kW (690 hp)
- Maximum speed: 345 km/h (214 mph)
- Service ceiling: 10300 m (33790 ft)
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- Orbis 1985, p. 1453
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.