Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard. Specifications. A photo.
Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard. Specifications. A photo.

Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard. Specifications. A photo.


Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard - French «Avions Max Holste» Multi-Purpose Aircraft monoplane developed by the company and manufactured with 1954 years.


Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard photos


Initially, the aircraft Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard was developed by order of the French army, but, ultimately, the aircraft began to be used in civil aviation, mainly in the commercial sector with the ability to carry on his board are not only people, but also large enough loads .

The first flight of the model Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard was made in 1952, however, the original version was not practical enough, as a result, the aircraft was sent for further improvement, in particular, the internal space was enlarged allowing more efficient placement of people on board And various kinds of goods. In the production of the same aircraft Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard entered only in 1954 year, where it was not so long - up to 1959 year, however, during the period of construction, 396 aircraft of this model were built, of which, to date, it is known On the existence of 181 aircraft, actively continuing to be used both in the US and in a number of European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, and others.

Plane Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard is designed to carry on its board until 6 people, which was originally supposed to use the aircraft to perform parachute jumps, either for sightseeing flights. Among other things, the plane also found application in the field of transportation - depending on the modification of the maximum payload, to take on board, may be 970 kg.


Photo Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard


In addition, the French engineers have developed several special versions of the aircraft, including those found application in agriculture for processing fields and farmland.

The basic version of the aircraft is equipped with the Salmson 8 As.04 aircraft engine, which allows the aircraft to accelerate to a speed of 240 km / h, however, later versions of this aircraft are equipped with more powerful piston power plants, in particular, we are talking about the Pratt & Whitney R-985- AN-1 (450 hp), etc. The low flight speed of this aircraft is well compensated by the high payload, which is why the aircraft found support from customers.


Cabin Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard


Among the major variants of this aircraft should be made version:

  • Max Holste MH.152 Broussard - A basic prototype, sent in 1952 year for additional revision;
  • Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard - An improved version of the prototype, which became a pre-production version of the aircraft of this model;
  • Max Holste MH.1521A Broussard - A modified version designed for operation in the agricultural sector;
  • Max Holste MH.1521C Broussard - Civilian cargo version of the plane;
  • Max Holste MH.1521M Broussard - A modified version for the Air Force;
  • Max Holste MH.1522 Broussard - A special unit upgraded version of the aircraft;
  • Max Holste MH.1523 Broussard - A modified version of the turboprop powerplant equipped with Turbomeca Astazou. The serial production was not launched.

Specifications Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 8,65 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 13,75 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,65 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1530 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 970 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2500 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 250 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 270 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1020 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston (depending on version);
  • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 (depending on version);
  • Power: 450 hp (Depending on version).


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