Dewoitine D.750

1st Flight 1940

The Dewoitine D.750 was a prototype French twin-engine torpedo bomber.

It was designed prior to the outbreak of the Second World War to operate from the aircraft carriers of the French Navy, but only a single example was completed, with development ended by France’s defeat by Germany in June 1940.

Specifications

Crew: Two/three

Length: 10.39 m (34 ft 1 in)

Wingspan: 15.90 m (52 ft 2 in)

Height: 2.89 m (9 ft 6 in)

Empty weight: 2,917 kg (6,431 lb)

Gross weight: 4,272 kg (9,418 lb) (reconnaissance mission)

Max take-off weight: 4,492 kg (9,903 lb) (torpedo-bomber role)

Powerplant: 2 × Renault 12R air-cooled inverted V12 engine, 370 kW (500 hp) each 

Propellers: 3-bladed Ratier 1716 variable-pitch propeller, 4.43 m (14 ft 6 in) diameter

Performance

Maximum speed: 357 km/h (222 mph, 193 kn) at 1,500 m (4,920 ft)

Cruise speed: 240 km/h (149 mph, 129 kn) econ cruise at 1,000 m (3,300 ft)

Range: 1,400 km (900 mi, 780 nmi)

Endurance: 6 hr

Armament

Guns: 3 × 7.5 mm Darne machine guns, one fixed forward firing, one in dorsal position and one in ventral position

Bombs: 1 × 650 kg (1,430 lb) torpedo or 4 × 150 kg (330 lb) bombs or 2× 225 kg (500 lb) bombs or 1× 450 kg (990 lb) bomb.

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