Medium Transport Aircraft
The four-engine, 12-seater MB.160 passenger aircraft was ordered in 1936 by Régie Air-Afrique for flights between African colonies. The aircraft was developed at the design office of Marcel Blok in Courbevoie * (French Courbevoie), which was part of the SNCASO concern.
Structurally, the airliner was a metal low-wing aircraft with four 12-cylinder liquid-cooled Hispano-Suiza 12Xirs engines developing 760 hp. at an altitude of 2000 m. Crew: two pilots, flight engineer, navigator and radio operator.
The first flight of the prototype took place on June 18, 1937. A total of three aircraft were built. Further developments of the aircraft were the MB.161 transport aircraft and the MB.162 bomber.
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|Wing area, m²
|4 × PE Hispano-Suiza 12Xirs, V-12, power, hp
||4 × 720
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|Service ceiling, m