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France's Bloch 134 bomber

Design

In 1937 the design of the Bloch 134 started.1

Prototype

The Bloch 134 prototype's first flight was July 22, 1939.1 There were troubles with the hydraulic systems that weren't rectified before the Fall of France.1

Specifications

  Bloch 1341
Type Bomber1
Crew  
Engine (Type) 2: Gnome-Rhône 14 N1
Cylinders  
Cooling  
Net HP 1,140 each1
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 70' 9"1
Length 53'1
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Normal load  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed 325 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Range - maximum  
Armament  

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site