The MB.200 was a cantilever monoplane of all-metal construction. The thick wing provided significant lift. The car had a pronounced angular outline. The chassis was not retracted, the wheels were enclosed in teardrop-shaped fairings. During night flights, the crew was supposed to consist of four people, during the day they planned to take on board the fifth. Defense from fighters was provided by three machine-gun turrets, each with a 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun and 1200 rounds of ammunition per barrel. The bomb load was 1200 kg. The aircraft was equipped with Gnome-Ron 14 Krsd engines (14-cylinder star-shaped air-cooled) with a takeoff power of 770 hp, rotating three-bladed metal Gnome-Ron propellers.
The prototype sample MB.200 made its first flight in June 1933, and in January 1934, the first contract for serial production was signed. The aircraft was quickly put into production and in July 1934 the first production MB.200 took off. By the end of the year, 20 bombers had been built.
In military aviation units, the MB.200 proved to be good: they were reliable, stable and durable. But the speed and maneuverability left much to be desired.
|Wing span, m
|Wing area, m²
|2 × PE Gnome-Rhоne 14 Kirs/Kjrs, power, hp
||2 × 870
|Maximum speed, km/h
|Cruising speed, km/h
|Service range, km
|Service ceiling, m
|3 × 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, bombs up to, kg