Bloch MB.200

1st Flight 1933

The MB.200 was a French bomber aircraft of the 1930s.

A twin engined high-winged monoplane with a fixed undercarriage, over 200 MB.200s were built for the French Air Force, and the type was also license built by Aero & Avia in Czechoslovakia, but it soon became obsolete, and was largely phased out by the start of the Second World War.

Variants

MB.200.01

Single prototype

MB.200B.4

Main production version – 2x Gnome-Rhône 14Kirs

MB.201

Two Hispano-Suiza 12Ybrs engines

MB.202

Four Gnome-Rhône 7Kdrs engines

MB.203

Two Clerget 14F diesel engines

Specifications

Crew: 4

Length: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)

Wingspan: 22.45 m (73 ft 8 in)

Height: 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)

Wing area: 62.5 m2 (673 sq ft)

Empty weight: 4,300 kg (9,480 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 7,480 kg (16,491 lb)

Powerplant

2 × Gnome-Rhône 14Kirs 14-cyl, 2-row air-cooled radial piston engines, 649 kW (870 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 285 km/h (177 mph, 154 kn)

Range: 1,000 km (620 mi, 540 nmi)

Service ceiling: 8,000 m (26,000 ft)

Rate of climb: 4.33 m/s (852 ft/min)

Armament

Guns: 3 × 7.5 mm (0.295 in) MAC 1934 machine guns.

Bombs: 1,200 kg (2,646 lb) of bombs.

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