|Max Holste MH.52|
|Max Holste MH.52G at St Cyr l'Ecole airfield near Paris in May 1957|
|Role||two-seat Touring/training monoplane|
|Manufacturer||Avions Max Holste|
|First flight||21 August 1945|
|Status||2 still extant in 2006|
|Primary users||aero clubs|
Development and construction edit
Developed in the mid-1940s, the MH.52 was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with twin fins and rudders and a fixed tricycle landing gear. It had a cockpit with side-by-side seating for the pilot and trainee or passenger. The canopy was framed with forward-opening transparent sliding doors. The prototype first flew on 21 August 1945. The aircraft was powered by a variety of inline engines developing between 95 and 150 hp (71 to 112 kW).
Operational history edit
Source: The Aircraft of the World.
- initial model with tricycle landing gear powered by a Renault 4P engine of 140 hp (104 kW). Later changed to a Potez 4D engine of 150 hp (112 kW) (2 built)
- MH.52M with de Havilland Gipsy Major 1 engine of 120 hp (89 kW) (6 built)
- MH.52G with Renault 4P-01 engine of 140 hp (104 kW) (4 built)
- Tailwheel landing gear version of the MH.52G powered by a de Havilland Gipsy Major 10 engine. (1 built)
Specifications (MH.52) edit
Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 2435/6
- Crew: 2
- Length: 7.25 m (23 ft 9 in)
- Wingspan: 9.80 m (32 ft 1.75 in)
- Height: 2.18 m (7 ft 1.75 in)
- Wing area: 14 m2 (150.7 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 640 kg (1,411 lb)
- Gross weight: 870 kg (1,918 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Potez 4D inline piston engine , 112 kW (150 hp)
- Maximum speed: 230 km/h (143 mph, 124 kn)
- Range: 600 km (373 mi, 324 nmi)
See also edit
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era
- Simpson, 2005, p.158
- Green, 1965, p.100
- Ogden, 2006, p.107
- Green, William (1965). The Aircraft of the World. Macdonald & Co (Publishers) Ltd.
- de Narbonne, Roland (July 2005). "Juillet 1945, dans l'aéronautique française: Un échec cuisant et un succès san suite...". Le Fana de l'Aviation (in French). No. 428. pp. 71–74.
- Ogden, Bob (2006). Aviation Museums and Collections of Mainland Europe. Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-375-7.
- Simpson, Rod (2005). General Aviation Handbook. Midland Publishing. ISBN 978-1-85780-222-1.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 2435/6