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France's Bloch 162 bomber

Design

The Bloch 162 was originally used for mail transport.1

Prototype

The Bloch 162 prototype took to the air on June 1, 1940.1

Production

  • Prototype: 11
  • Bloch 162:

Usage

The prototype was captured by the Germans and tested.1

Specifications

  Bloch 1621
Type Bomber1
Crew  
Engine (Type) 4: Gnome-Rhône 14 N1
Cylinders  
Cooling  
Net HP 1,100 each1
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 92' 8"1
Length 72' 3"1
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Normal load  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed 344 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