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NC 150

High Altitude Bomber

SNCAC

NC.150 SNCAC

High-altitude bomber NC 150 manufactured by SNCAC (Societe nationale de constructions aeronau-tiques du Center). The experience of the Farman design team of Marcel Roca in the creation of the Farman 1000 high-altitude aircraft was also used after the formation of the SNCAC concern when creating a new high-altitude bomber.

The first prototype of the aircraft took off on May 14, 1939. After him, another prototype was built - NC.151 with the same bomb load, but reinforced cannon armament - two 20 mm cannons paired with machine guns. It was also planned to release the third prototype of the aircraft - NC.152 with an increased bomb load and a pressurized cabin.

NC.150 Specification
Crew 4
Dimensions
Wing span, m 21.86
Wing area, m² 61.50
Length, m 17.59
Height, m 4.19
Powerplant
2 × PE Hispano Suiza 12 Y-32/33, power, hp 2 × 995
Weight, kg:
Empty plane 7,732
Loaded weight 10,220
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h 480
Cruising speed, km/h 324
Service range, km 2,150
Service ceiling, m 11,500
Armament
2 × 7.5 mm machine guns, 2 × 20 mm cannons, bombs up to, kg 1.350

Possessing high flight and tactical characteristics, the NC.150 managed to pass the test cycle in the first half of 1940. However, the pressurized cabin was not installed on the two built prototypes - they were used to test the power plant with a central pressurization unit, which was the Hispano-Suiza HS engine installed in the fuselage behind the pilot's cabin. 12Xirs with a capacity of 690 hp. The first prototype aircraft was bombed in Bordeaux, and the NC.151 suffered the same fate. The assembly of the third prototype, equipped with a pressurized cabin, was stopped at the end of June 1940 after the signing of an armistice with Germany.

Photo Description
Drawing NC 150 SNCAC

Drawing NC 150 SNCAC

Bibliography

  • Aviation collection. Aircraft of France
  • The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aviation / Donald D. /