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France's Hanriot NC-530 reconnaissance

Design

The Hanriot NC-530 was designed to be a bomber and a reconnaissance plane. The Potez 63.11 was selected as the main reconnaissance aircraft and the NC-530 was never produced.

The Hanriot had fixed landing gear.

Prototype

In 1938 two prototypes started being built.

The first prototype flew on June 29, 1939. The second prototype first flew in November 1939.

Production

  • Prototypes: 2
  • Manufacturer: SNCAC

Variants

  • Hanriot NC-530 Exp: First prototype.

Specifications

  Hanriot NC-530
Type Reconnaissance
Crew 3
Engine (Type) 2: Gnome-Rhône 14 M
Cylinders Radial 14
Cooling Air
Net HP 700
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 42' 11"
Length 37' 3"
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 11,244 lb
Performance  
Speed @ 16,900' 255 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 27,890'
Range 1,118 miles
Armament 3: 7.5 mm MG
Bombs 1,100 lb

Sources:

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