Sunday, June 23, 2019

Mon Dieu, C'est le Potez 75!

Vive La France !  

The aircraft first flew on 10 June 1953 with experimental registration F-ZWSA, but later as F-WGVK and finally as the military F-MAFY. It had four 7.5 mm guns in the lower nose and could carry eight under-wing rockets.[2] It was tested by the French military and found unsatisfactory as a missile platform. It was modified to light ground attack configuration and tested in the Algerian War, excelling in this role and orders were placed for 15 pre-production and 100 production machines in 1956.[3] This order was cancelled the following year as part of defence budget cuts. Exhibited at the May 1957 Paris Air Show, the prototype was subsequently used as a liaison aircraft and scrapped after crash landing on 16 September 1958.


  1. Granddaddy of the Cessna 02 Skymaster and its brother "by a different father" the North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco?

  2. Merde...........