To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

The Observation Type in France: The Potez 37R.2 Two‐Seater Monoplane with Oval Tubular Rear‐end of Fuselage

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 1932

Abstract

THE Potez 37 R2 monoplane is one of a number of new reconnaissance planes constructed by the French Industry for the “Concours des Avions de Reconnaissance” instituted by the French Air Ministry. The many innovations incorporated in its construction make it one of the most interesting of the new long distance reconnaissance machines. One of the most notable of these is the use of a beam extending from the fuselage proper and carrying the tail. This beam, forming the tail section, has already been introduced with success by Breguet, and offers advantages in that the observer‐gunner has increased visibility, and is afforded a greater are of fire. Further, it is claimed that there is less resistance, and that the reduced tail section gives greater efficiency to the control surfaces of the tail. Another feature in the construction of the new Potez aeroplane is found in the number of easily detachable parts, which facilitates inspection, storage and transport.

Citation

(1932), "The Observation Type in France: The Potez 37R.2 Two‐Seater Monoplane with Oval Tubular Rear‐end of Fuselage", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 87-87. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029531

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1932, MCB UP Limited