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"French SE-200" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following brief report on the French SE-200 flying boat was originally printed in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 5, August 13, 1942.

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French reports indicate increased production of aircraft for the French Naval Air Fleet.

Factories of the Societe Nationale des Constructions Aeronautique du Sud Est at Marignane, near Marseille, have begun a second series of 70-ton SE-200 flying boat. These heavy, six-engine boats are reported capable of transporting 40 passengers and 5,100 gallons of gas and oil, or 20 passengers and 7,500 gallons of gas and oil. Cruising speed is 186 miles per hour, with a range of 3,728 miles non-stop.

The plans for this flying boat were developed for the same design competition as the Potez-SCAN 161, six-engined flying boat that is now undergoing its tests.


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