The Potez 36 was a French two-seat touring or sport monoplane designed and built by Potez. The Potez 36 was a high-wing braced monoplane with a conventional landing gear. It had an enclosed cabin with side-by-side seating for a pilot and passenger. The design had some unusual features like folding wings to make it easier to store or to tow behind a motor car. Some of the aircraft had Potez-designed leading-edge slats. The aircraft was popular with both French private owners and flying clubs with a small number being used by the French Air Force during the 1930s as liaison aircraft.
|"Challenge International de Tourisme", 1929|
|Role||Two-seat sport/touring monoplane|
|Variants||Potez 43 & Potez 58|
- Potez 36
- Prototype of the series powered by a 45 kW (60 hp) Salmson 5Ac radial engine.
- production version powered by a 52 kW (70 hp) Renault 4Pa; two built.
- Potez 36/3
- Prototype followed by six production aircraft with no slats, powered by a 45 kW (60 hp) Salmson 5Ac radial engine.
- Potez 36/5
- Variant with no slats but powered by a 71 kW (95 hp) Salmson 7Ac engine; five built.
- Potez 36/13
- Production version of the 36/5 but fitted with leading-edge slats, 96 built.
- Potez 36/14
- Variant with a 71 kW (95 hp) Renault 4Pb engine and leading-edge slate and wheel brakes, 103 built.
- Potez 36/15
- Variant with a 75 kW (100 hp) Potez 6Ab engine, 18 built.
- Potez 36/17
- Variant with a 78 kW (104 hp) Cirrus Hermes IIB engine, two built.
- Potez 36/19
- Variant with a 75 kW (100 hp) Renault 4Pci engine, two built.
- Potez 36/21
- Production variant with a 75 kW (100 hp) Potez 6Ac engine and wheels with balloon tyres, 29 built.
Specifications (Potez 36/3)
- Crew: 1 (pilot)
- Capacity: 1 (passenger)
- Length: 7.50 m (24 ft 7¼ in)
- Wingspan: 10.45 m (34 ft 3½ in)
- Height: 2.45 m (8 ft 0½ in)
- Wing area: 20.00 m2 (215.29 ft2)
- Empty weight: 427 kg (941 lb)
- Gross weight: 650 kg (1433 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Salmson 5Ac radial piston engine, 45 kW (60 hp)
- Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph)
- Range: 500 km (311 miles)
- Service ceiling: 3600 m (11810 ft)
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- Orbis 1985, page 2773
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.