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ANF Les Mureaux 180
Role Fighter aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer ANF Les Mureaux
First flight 10 February 1935
Number built 1

The ANF Les Mureaux 180 was a prototype French fighter aircraft of the 1930s. designed and built by Les Ateliers de Construction du Nord de la France et des Mureaux It was a single-engined, two-seat, gull wing monoplane, only one was built and the programme was abandoned as obsolete.[1]

Design and developmentEdit

The ANF Les Mureaux 180C.2 first flew on 10 February 1935 with a 690 hp (515 kW) Hispano-Suiza 12Xbrs engine and a single fin and rudder.[1] In April 1935 the 180 was modified with a Hispano-Suiza 12Xcrs motor-canon engine, it had 20mm cannon that fired through the propeller hub. The aircraft was also fitted with two wing-mounted 7.5mm machine guns. The observer also had a machine gun mounted on a flexible mount and the tail unit was changed to two vertical surfaces.[1] It continued to be tested until April 1936 but the project was abandoned when the design was considered to be obsolete.[1]

SpecificationsEdit

Data from [2]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 2 (pilot, observer)
  • Length: 7.83 m (25 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.38 m (37 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 3.26 m (10 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 19.56 m2 (210.5 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,266 kg (2,791 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,953 kg (4,306 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Xcrs liquid-cooled V-12 engine, 510 kW (690 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 379 km/h (235 mph; 205 kn)
  • Range: 750 km (466 mi; 405 nmi)</ul>Armament
  • Guns:
  • 2x 7.7 mm (0.303 in) wing-mounted machine guns
  • 1x 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine gun on a flexible mount in the rear cockpit.
  • 1x 20 mm (0.787 in) cannon firing through the propeller hub.
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See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Orbis 1985, p. 236
  2. Parmentier, Bruno. "A.N.F. Les Mureaux 180". Archived on 2005-08-25. Error: If you specify |archivedate=, you must also specify |archiveurl=. http://www.aviafrance.com/aviafrance1.php?ID=1577&ID_CONSTRUCTEUR=11&ANNEE=0&ID_MISSION=0&MOTCLEF=. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 

ReferencesEdit

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