POTEZ 25

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FRENCH TEXT, Avions, Boulogne Sur Mer, 1996, Les Editions LELA PRESSE, VG condition, French first edition, hard bound in color laminated hard covers, 8 1/2 x 12, glossy page stock, 256 pages, massively illustrated in over 500 B&W photos & plans, , plus color a/c profiles , list of all aircraft.----------------------------------------------Potez 25 (also written as Potez XXV) was a French twin-seat, single-engine biplane designed during the 1920s. A multi-purpose fighter-bomber, it was designed as a line plane and used in a variety of roles, including fighter and escort missions, tactical bombing and reconnaissance missions. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Potez 25 was the standard multi-purpose plane of over 20 air forces, including French, Polish, Soviet and American. It was also popular among private operators, notably mail transport companies.---------------------------------------In 1923, the Avions Henry Potez aircraft works started production of a successful Potez 15 reconnaissance biplane. Basing on experience gathered during the construction of that plane, Henry Potez started working on a new design of a heavier and faster multi-purpose plane. Designated Potez XXV or Potez 25, the prototype was built already in 1924. The main differences included a larger, more powerful engine and a new wing design. Instead of a classic biplane, Potez introduced a sesquiplane, with the lower wing significantly smaller. It was built in two main military variants: Potez 25A2 reconnaissance plane and Potez 25B2 bomber-reconnaissance plane.In May 1925, the prototype was tested at the Service Technique d'Aeronautique Institute and was found a promising construction both for its manoeuvrability, speed and durability. Following the tests, the prototype entered serial production. To promote the new plane abroad, in a post-World War I markets filled with hundreds of cheap demobilized planes, the Potez 25 was entered into a large number of races. Among the best-known achievements was a European rally (7,400 km/4,598 mi) and a Mediterranean rally (6,500 km/4,039 mi), both won by pilots flying the Potez. In 1920s, the Potez 25 was also used in a well-advertised Paris-Tehran rally (13,080 km/8,127 mi). In June 1930, Henri Guillaumet crashed with his Potez 25 in the Andes during an air mail flight. He survived an incredible march through the mountains and was found after one week of searching.--------------------------------------------------------------------Such achievements added to plane's popularity and made it one of the most successful French planes of the epoch. It was bought by a number of air forces, including those of France, Switzerland, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Greece, Spain, Japan, Yugoslavia, Poland and Portugal, as well as Romania, Turkey and the USSR. Altogether, roughly 2,500 planes were built in France. Bookseller Inventory #

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