First flight of the MB 152

2016/12/15
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On this day, in 1938, the MB 152 made its first flight at Villacoublay, with Rodolphe Blanc at the controls.

On this day, in 1938, the MB 152 made its first flight at Villacoublay, with Rodolphe Blanc at the controls.

 

MB 152 in flight
MB 152

Despite its limited radius of action, its poor manoeuvrability at altitude and the lack of power from its engine, the MB 152 proved to be a very sturdy aircraft, much better able to withstand damage than the other types in service. According to its users, it was a very stable firing platform and was quick to reach high speeds in a dive.

Rodolphe Blanc
Rodolphe Blanc
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