MB.200 file photo [19729]

MB.200

CountryFrance
ManufacturerSocieté des Avions Marcel Bloch
Primary RoleMedium Bomber
Maiden Flight26 June 1933

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ww2dbaseMB.200 bombers were designed in response to a 1932 requirement by the French Air Force. These high-winged all-metal cantilever monoplane aircraft entered service in late 1934, and by the end of 1935, 208 aircraft were in service, equipping 12 French bomber squadrons. The design was sold to Czechoslovakia, and the firms Aero and Avia built 124 examples for the Czechoslovakian Air Force starting in 1937. When Germany dismembered and took over part of Czechoslovakia, a number of MB.200 bombers were captured; some of them were pressed into second line service by the Germans, while others were sold to Bulgaria. The Vichy-French Air Force operated them through the war despite MB.200 bombers being obsolete by the 1940s; one squadron saw action in the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon.

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Last Major Revision: Dec 2013

MB.200 Timeline

26 Jun 1933 The MB.200 bomber took its first flight.
1 Jan 1934 The French Air Force placed an order for 30 examples of MB.200 bombers.

SPECIFICATIONS

MB.200B.4
MachineryTwo Gnome-Rhône 14Kirs 14-cyl 2-row air-cooled radial engines rated at 870hp each
Armament3x7.5mm MAC 1934 machine guns, 1,200kg of bombs
Crew4
Span22.45 m
Length16.00 m
Height3.90 m
Wing Area62.50 m²
Weight, Empty4,300 kg
Weight, Maximum7,480 kg
Speed, Maximum285 km/h
Rate of Climb4.33 m/s
Service Ceiling8,000 m
Range, Normal1,000 km

Photographs

MB.200.01 prototype aircraft at rest, 1933Czechoslovakian paratroopers and MB.200 aircraft, 1930sMB.200 bomber at rest, 1930sMB.200 bomber in flight, 1937
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MB.200.01 prototype aircraft at rest, 1933
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