FSX – Potez 56. Designed by Louis Coroller as a transport aircraft, the Potez 560 prototype made its first flight on June 18, 1934. Built largely of wood, the aircraft was a low-floating plane with a wing profile similar to that of the Potez 53 racing plane, and a single-wing vertical tail. It had excellent aerodynamic contours. A small production run of 16 aircraft was built for various airlines. At least three Potez 561s with variable pitch propellers, improved nacelle aerodynamics, and modified cabin glazing were built in series. The military version was intended for use as a liaison aircraft, general purpose aircraft, target tug and twin-engine trainer for pilot training.
By Denis Fouchard.