Potez 62. Specifications. A photo.
Potez 62. Specifications. A photo.

Potez 62. Specifications. A photo.


Potez 62 - French twin-engine civil aircraft, developed by aircraft manufacturers of the company «Potez» in 1935 year.


Photo Potez 62


Development of multi-purpose civilian aircraft began in the Potez 62 1933 year, at the same time the design of future passenger liner was carried out on the basis of the French military bomber, which in turn helped to a great extent to save time in the development of the project and minimize the cost of production of the aircraft.

Appearance passenger aircraft Potez 62 very different from a military bomber Potez 540, in this case, a civilian version of the aircraft is more efficient in terms of its operation, in particular, the plane has greater maneuverability, but for take-off and landing it takes more than The length of the runway.

The first aircraft the Potez 62 flight took place in 1935 year, and due to its relatively high flight-technical qualities of the aircraft is very much interested in European flights shedule, in particular, this refers to the «Air France» French airline, which for some time has successfully led operation aircraft this model.


Potez 62 photo


The Potez 62 aircraft is quite effective for its era, in particular, it is capable of carrying up to 19 people (including a crew consisting of three people and 16 passengers) on board, which in turn allowed it to be used on a number of long air routes. The basic version of the aircraft provides for the placement of 14 passengers on board, however, the slightly improved version of this aircraft, which later appeared, allowed already to transport up to 16 passengers. If necessary, the aircraft Potez 62 could also transport on its board and various cargoes, including a total weight of up to 3,5 tons, which is very effective, while the maximum range of this aircraft is 1 thousand kilometers, which is also very acceptable.


Cabin Potez 62 (archive photo)


Two piston 14-cylinder aircraft engines Gnome-Rhône 14Kirs Mistral Major provide the Potez 62 with a total thrust of 1740 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft with a high flight speed of about 320 km / h. (maximum speed), which is very promising given the period of production and operation of aircraft of this model.

Passenger liner Potez 62 manufactured by French aircraft manufacturers in two different versions:

  • Potez 62 - The basic version of the aircraft, allowing to place on board 14 passengers;
  • Potez 621 - An improved version of the aircraft is designed to carry passengers 16.


Specifications Potez 62.


  • Crew: 3 person;
  • Passenger: 14 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 17,32 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 22,45 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,90 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 4000 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 3500 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 7500 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 280 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 320 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1000 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Gnome-Rhône 14Kirs Mistral Major;
  • Power: 2 × 870 HP


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