|Manufacturer||SociÃ©tÃ© des Avions Marcel Bloch|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseThe MB.150 series of fighters did not win French air ministry's competition in 1934 for a new fighter design, but they nevertheless entered production and first flew in Oct 1937. 25 of them were ordered in 1938, but none were delivered due to many technical issues with the design. By the time France declared war on Germany in Sep 1939, 120 of them (MB.151s and MB.152s) were in service with the French military, though most them still were needing parts such as gunsights and propellers to complete the construction. 10 MB.155s with broader wings were built and 19 were underway in factories when France fell in 1940. These fighters served in Axis countries of Vichy France, Germany, and Romania during the war. The only major action the aircraft of the MB.150 series saw was the invasion of France, where they were hopelessly outclassed by German Bf 109 fighters.
Last Major Revision: Jul 2006
|Machinery||One Gnome-Rhone 14N-25 radial engine rated at 1,030hp|
|Armament||2x20mm Hispano 404 cannons and 2x7.5mm MAC 1934 machine guns, or 4x7.5mm MAC 1934 machine guns|
|Wing Area||17.32 mÂ²|
|Weight, Empty||2,158 kg|
|Speed, Maximum||509 km/h|
|Service Ceiling||10,000 m|
|Range, Normal||600 km|
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