Potez 29

The Potez 29 was a 1920s French passenger biplane designed and built by Avions Henry Potez. Although designed as a civilian aircraft, a large number entered service with the French Air Force.

Potez 29
Role Transport biplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Potez
First flight 1927
Primary user French Air Force
Number built 146

Development

The Potez 29 was a biplane powered by a nose-mounted 335 kW (450 hp) Lorraine 12Eb broad-arrow piston engine, with a fixed tailskid landing gear. Based on the earlier Potez 25, with the same wings and engine, the Potez 29 had a new fuselage with an enclosed cockpit for two crew and a cabin for five passengers. The 29 proved to be a success; it entered service with civilian airlines, and 120 were delivered to the French Air Force, mainly as an air ambulance and light transport.

Variants

Potez 29
Prototype and six production aircraft with a Lorraine 12Eb engine.
Potez 29/2
Production variant for the French Air Force with a Lorraine 12Eb engine, 123 built.
Potez 29/4
Civil variant with a 359 kW (480 hp) Gnome-Rhône 9Ady Jupiter radial engine, 15 built.

Operators

Civil operators

Military operators

Specifications (Potez 29)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 5
  • Length: 10.68 m (35 ft 0 in)
  • Mid wingspan: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 3.67 m (12 ft 0 in)
  • Gross weight: 2,650 kg (5,842 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lorraine 12Eb W-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 360 kW (480 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 219 km/h (136 mph, 118 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 185 km/h (115 mph, 100 kn)
  • Range: 500 km (310 mi, 270 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)

See also

Related lists

References

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
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