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ANF Les Mureaux 120
Role Three-seat night reconnaissance monoplane
National origin France
Manufacturer ANF Les Mureaux
First flight 1931
Number built 2

The ANF Les Mureaux 120 was a 1930s French three-seat military night reconnaissance monoplane built by ANF Les Mureaux.[1]

Design and developmentEdit

The 120 was designed to meet a 1928 French Aéronautique Militaire requirement for a three-seat night reconnaissance aircraft.[1] The 120 was a high-wing monoplane powered by two 300 hp (224 kW) Lorraine Algol engines.[1] The prototype was first flown in 1931 and was followed by a second aircraft, designated ANF Les Mureaux 121, powered by 300 hp (224 kW) Gnome-Rhône 7Kb engines.[1] The aircraft failed to gain any interest from the French military and did not enter production.[1]

VariantsEdit

120
Initial prototype of the night reconnaissance aircraft powered by 2 x 300 hp (224 kW) Lorraine Algol engines
121
Second prototype powered by 2 x 300 hp (224 kW) Gnome-Rhône 7Kb engines

Specifications (121 second prototype)Edit

Data from [2]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 11.2 m (36 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 17 m (55 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 4.3 m (14 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 45.5 m2 (490 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,592 kg (3,510 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,670 kg (5,886 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Lorraine 9Na Algol 9-cyl air-cooled radial piston engines, 220 kW (300 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 228 km/h (142 mph; 123 kn)
  • Range: 1,500 km (932 mi; 810 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,325 ft)</ul>Armament
  • Guns: one twin machine-gun in nose cockpit and one in midship cockpit
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NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Orbis 1985, p. 235
  2. Parmentier, Bruno. "A.N.F. Les Mureaux 121". aviafrance. http://www.aviafrance.com/aviafrance1.php?ID=9969&ID_CONSTRUCTEUR=11&ANNEE=0&ID_MISSION=0&MOTCLEF=. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 

ReferencesEdit

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
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