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The Potez 56 series: 560, 561, 566, and 568

CAO 700

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Nice Potez family!

The P.566 T3, a prototype of light bomber "bonne à tout faire", only 2 were built.

The P.567 "remorqueur de cibles" for the Aéronautique Navale.

and the P.568, trainer.

All these aircraft exist on resin models at 1/72 scale from Jean-Pierre Dujin, very nice kits.
 

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CAO 700 said:
Maybe based on the light fighter Potez 230?

Based on the Potez 56/560/561 series but considerably refined.

I'm attaching the following:
  • Compared profile views of the earliest aircraft in the series, the all-wood Potez 560 prototype and the latest, the Potez 568 trainer.
  • A pretty comic strip by famed vintage aviation cartoonist Marcel Jeanjean showing the short time between drafts and operational service of the 560.
 

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Although the Potez 566 was only built in three examples, there were 26 examples of the Potez 568 built, which hardly makes it a project (only the 567 was).

I'm moving this topic into the "Aerospace" section and changing the title to include the whole Potez 560 series.
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
Sort of a French Avro Anson, but more handsome... ;D ;D ;D

Reminds me more of the Airspeed Oxford...

cheers,
Robin.
 

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