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France's Potez 56 reconnaissance

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Potez 56-T3 reconnaissance:
France's Potez 56-T3 reconnaissance
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Potez 56-T3 reconnaissance:
France's Potez 56-T3 reconnaissance
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Potez 56 was used in several roles during the Battle of France. It could carry troops, do light bombing, and perform reconnaissance at night.

Specifications

  Potez 56-T3
Type Light Bomber, Night Reconnaissance , Troop Transport
Crew  
Passengers 10 fully equipped troops
Engine (Type) 2: Potez Ab
Cylinders Radial
Cooling Air
Net HP 185 each
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 52' 6"
Length 38' 10"
Height 10' 2"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 7,000 lb
Performance  
Speed 175 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 950 miles
Armament  

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site