The Dewoitine P-3 was a glider designed by Emile Dewoitine and built by Constructions Aéronautiques Émile Dewoitine in the early 1920s.

Role Glider
Manufacturer Constructions Aéronautiques Émile Dewoitine
Designer Emile Dewoitine
First flight 1923
Number built at least 2
Developed from Dewoitine P-2

Designa and development


The P-3 was an early glider from France, built almost exclusively fromwood with fabric covering those parts not skinned in ply veneer. The airframe was simple with rectangular section fuselage, one-piece wing sat on top, an all flying tailplane for pitch control with a rectangular fin and large rudder. The undercarriage consisted of a tail-skid and two mainwheels partially housed in the fuselage on both sides. The pilot sat in an open cockpit at the forward part of the wing centre-section, with an opening in the wing skin for his/her head.[1]

Operational history


Two P-3 gliders were purchased for Czechoslovakia in 1923, taking part in national meets and competitions.[1]



Data from aviafrance : Dewoitine P-3,[2] : Dewoitine P-3[1]

General characteristics

  • Length: 5.7 m (18 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.25 m (36 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 1.25 m (4 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 15.5 m2 (167 sq ft)
  • Airfoil: Göttingen Gö 430
  • Empty weight: 110 kg (243 lb)
  • Gross weight: 180 kg (397 lb)



  1. ^ a b c "Dewoitine P-3". (in Czech). prague. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  2. ^ Parmentier, Bruno (27 May 1998). "Dewoitine P-3". Aviafrance (in French). Paris. Retrieved 3 February 2019.