Specifications – Bloch MB.131(RB.4)

Crew: Four
Length: 17.85 m (58 ft 6¾ in)
Wingspan: 20.27 m (66 ft 6 in)
Height: 4.09 m (13 ft 5 in)
Wing area: 54.0 m² (581 ft²)
Empty weight: 4,690 kg (10,340 lb)
Loaded weight: 7,926 kg (17,438 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 8,600 kg (18,960 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × Gnome-Rhône 14N-10/11
14-cylinder air-cooled radial engines
708 kW (950 hp) each

Performance:

Maximum speed: 349 km/h (188 kn, 217 mph)
at 3,750 m (12,300 ft)
Cruise speed: 270 km/h (146 knots, 168 mph)
Range: 1,300 km (702 nmi, 808 mi)
Service ceiling: 7,250 m (23,785 ft)
Climb to 4,000 m (13,120 ft): 13 min

Armament:

Guns:
3 × 7.5 mm (.295 in) MAC 1934 machine guns
in flexible mounts in the nose, dorsal turret
and ventral gondola

Bombs:
4 × 200 kg (440 lb) or 6 × 100 kg (220 lb)
or 8 × 50 kg (110 lb) or 64 × 10 kg (22 lb)

Bloch MB.131

Bloch MB.131

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