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The prototype of the Potez 62 made its maiden flight on January 28, 1935. The aircraft had been developed from bomber Potez 54, and was constructed as a high-wing monoplane.
The wooden fuselage had a composite coating, whereas the wings were covered with fabric and the leading edged out of metal. The aircraft was propelled by two Gnôme & Rhône radial engines, whose 14 cylinders produced some 870 hp. The engines were mounted in two side cradles, fixed at the fuselage and at the wings.
The cabin was divided into two compartments and could accommodate 14 to 16 people. A version equipped with Hispano-Suiza's V-engines was ordered by Air France in 1936. These were used on routes inside South America. By late 1936, many Potez 62s were employed on routes to Europe and Far East, as the aircraft was robust and reliable, albeit slow. The aircraft remained in service until the Second World War, and one of them was used by the Free French Air Force.
- Potez 62
- Twin-engined civil airliner.
- Potez 621
- Improved version of the Potez 62.
Specifications (Potez 62)
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 14-16 passengers
- Length: 17.32 m ()
- Wingspan: 22.44 m ()
- Height: ()
- Empty weight: 7,500 kg ()
- Powerplant: 2× Gnome-Rhône 14Kirs Mistral 14-cylinder radial engine, (870 hp) each
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