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- Jul 25, 2007
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Stargazer2006 said:... The Renard R.31 (this one actually existed as a prototype but with an inline engine)...
The tenth production R-31 actually did fly with a Gnome-Rhône 14Krsd in 1935 but was redesignated Renard R-32. That aircraft (which had other difference from the R-31 such as extended canopy glazing, a larger, curved tailfin, and spats) was then re-engined with a an Hispano-Suiza 12Y. Apparently, the sole R-32 then reverted to standard R-31 configuration powered by a Rolls-Royce Kestrel II.S.
War Plane of the Second World War: Bombers and Reconnaissance Aircraft, Vol 7, William Green, pp.36-37