avroarrow
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Max Holste Broussard History?

Thu May 15, 2003 1:39 pm

Saw this in today's new PICs

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and the only other photo in the DB under the same AC type is:

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All I can say is WILD!!! Its like a combination Ercoupe and DeHavilland Beaver!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
No information listed for the AC on the front page "aircraft data and history" section. Can anyone here enlighten me?
Thanks in advance.
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2912n
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RE: Max Holste Broussard History?

Thu May 15, 2003 1:54 pm

If I can track down my copy of EAA Warbirds there is an article about the Broussard. As I remember it was the French answer to a/c like the Beaver. Robust with good STOL capabilities it was used by French forces for many years.


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RE: Max Holste Broussard History?

Thu May 15, 2003 8:08 pm

It's a French Army Co-operation and liaison aircraft designed in the early 50's.It was in active use until at least the late 70's/early 80's.Afterwards,many found their way into the warbird ranks,and you can see quite a few of them here in Europe,including LN-WNB of which I'm a co-owner.
It is powered by a 450 hp P&W engine.
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avroarrow
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RE: Max Holste Broussard History?

Fri May 16, 2003 6:59 am

Thanks for the info guys. Sadly, I'll probably never see one in real life here.
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2912n
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RE: Max Holste Broussard History?

Fri May 16, 2003 8:01 am

I found my Warbirds magazine...

Broussards were first delivered to the French military in 1952. The original version was built around a 220 hp Salmson radial engine. But this turned out to be underpowered, so they went back to the drwing board and came up with the 6 place a/c with a P&W R-985 motor. (Same engine as the Beaver...)

They were used as laison a/c and genreal duties a/c by the army and air force. The French af got rid of them around 1985 and the army got rid of them by 1993. Many are now on the warbird market.

It has a 5500 lb gross weight, empty of 3350 and a usable cargo load of 2250. Carries 105 gallons of gas. Cruise speed is in the neighborhood of 100 kts.

There are around 25 of them flying in the US so you may see one at an airshow somewhere.

Cheers Tony
 
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RE: Max Holste Broussard History?

Fri May 16, 2003 9:39 am


Hi!

The Broussard also had military service in Portuguese Air Force in early 60's. They got 3 of them but unfortunetly they didn't proved good, Portugal wanted them to be used in their colonial war in Africa but all 3 got damaged after a few flights so they changed to the more reliable Dornier DO27.
Now Portugal Air Force Museum still have one of those damaged that was completely rebuilted and it is in airworthy condition, so if you haven't seen one yet come to Portugal and you might see one still in flyable condition.
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RE: Max Holste Broussard History?

Fri May 16, 2003 10:30 pm

Hopefully you'll get to see one.

I know I was surprised to see the type the first time... had no idea what it was, until one of the corrections editors was able to supply the info.


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