French Transatlantic Seaplane Competition of 1934,Phase 1 & 2

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Hi,

in 1934,the Air France announced for a contest for Transatlantic
Sud (South)and could be anticipation for seaplanes,flying boats,
catapult airplanes and amphibians,about 16 proposals were submitted
to it,but it contains many mysteries ?! ;

Catapult,

- CAMS three engines,with weight 14.3 ton and speed 284 km/h,maybe
it was E-34 ?
- Liore et Olivier Y2,weight 11.9 ton and speed 300 km/h

Float seaplanes

- Couzinet three engined,weight 15.5 ton and speed 270 km/h,maybe it
was RC-100 (first used of this designation) ?.
- Dewoitine three engined,sure it was HD.700
- Farman twin engined,weight 11.5 ton and speed 200 km/h,maybe it
was F.340 ?

Amphibian,

- Liore et Olivier Za four engined.a 12.7 ton weight and 280 km/h

Flying Boats,

- Breguet Br.620 four engined,17.5 ton and speed 260 km/h
- Breguet Br.630 three engined,weight 15 ton
- CAMS four engined,weight 14.3 ton and speed 284 km/h,maybe it
was H-34
- Latecoere Late.601,weight 15.6 ton and speed 292 km/h
- Liore et Olivier X1 four engined,weight 11.5 ton and speed 263 km/h
- ,, ,, X2 four engined,weight 11.7 ton and speed 255 km/h
- ,, ,, X3 four engined,weight 15 ton and speed 265 km/h
- ,, ,, X4 five engined ,weight 125 ton and speed 283 km/h
- Loire three engined,weight 20 ton and speed 270 km/h,definitely
it was Loire-90
- Paulhan three engined,weight 15 ton and speed 270 km/h,it was
H-8 ?
 
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Phase 2,

during 1934,a further and revised conditions were added to the
tender,and the competitors were;

- CAMS T-34,Project
- Breguet Br.680
- Liore et Olivier H-47
- Loire 100,101 & 102
- Latecoere Late.602
- Dewoitine HD.338 & HD.339
- Bleriot transatlantic sud,maybe it was Bleriot-360 ?.
 

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From TU magazine.
 

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