Renard R.37

1st Flight 1940

The Renard R.37 was an all-metal fighter/ground attack aircraft designed for the Belgian Air Force. 

Variants

R.37 – Base Series Designation; lone prototype completed and flown in 1940; unknown fate.

R.37B – Proposed two-seat ground-attack

R.37 – Fighter.

Specifications

Crew – 1

Dimensions

Length: 27.56 ft (8.4 m) Width/Span: 38.22 ft (11.65 m) Height: 9.51 ft (2.9 m)

Weight

Empty Weight: 3,990 lb (1,810 kg)

MTOW

5,512 lb (2,500 kg) (Diff: +1,521lb)

Power  

1 x Gnome-Rhone 14N-21 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine developing 1,100 horsepower and driving a three-bladed propeller unit at the nose.

Performance

Maximum Speed

317 mph (510 kph; 275 kts) Service Ceiling: 32,808 feet (10,000 m; 6.21 miles) Maximum Range: 621 miles (1,000 km; 540 nm)

Proposed Armament 

2 x 13.2mm Heavy Machine Guns in wings (1 per wing).

4 x 7.7mm Medium Machine Guns in wings (2 per wing).

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