Good morning, guys.
Excellent additions to the Bucket. Nice details in the jet engines of the Boeing!
Some french interwar airplanes.
Wibault Penhoet 360 was a 4+1 (pilot) seats touring/small airline aircraft, it was a cantilever monoplane with fixed landing gear and a rather low powered (only 230 hp) Salmson 9-cylinder radial engine. Only one was built (here depicted for the 1933 Tour the France for prototype aircraft).
The next model was a modification of the former: Wibault Penhoet 362 had a 7-cylinder Gnome et Rhone radial with more power (unfortunatelly I was not able to find neither a line drawing nor a photograph of this airplane) and a further evolution of this was Wibault Penhoet 365, with an even more powerful 9-cylinder Gnome et Rhone 500 hp radial aeroengine, longer fuselage, increased cabin space and 2 more seats (once again, I was not able to find a photograph of the model, and only an schematic drawing, my appologies), but only one was made. Finally 367 was a 365 with retractable landing gear.
Bloch 81 was Marcel Bloch´s first design acepted by the French military. It was a flying ambulance, ably to carry a patient in lying position between the engine and the pilot. It was a cantilever low wing monoplane of all-metal construction, equiped with a Salmson 9 cylinder radial aeroengine with power enough (175 hp) for short take off and landings (less than 100 mts). 21 were built between 1933 and 1936, and were used mainly in the French Levant until WWII.
Bloch MB.220 was a nice and modern airplane, intended for internal and international routes for up to 14 passengers, similar in all respects to the contemporary Douglas DC-2 and Boeing 247. It was an all-metal cantilever low wing monoplane, twin engined with Gnome et Rhone 14-cylinder in two rows 915 hp radials. Only 17 were built and during WWII were used by France (both Free French and Vichy) and Germany. 4 survived the war and were used by Air France in European short routes until 1949.
Finally, a prototype of a French heavy fighter, SCNAC NC.600 (ex-Hanriot). A twin engined, braced monoplane with semi-monocoque fuselage, twin tail and enclosed cockpits for 2. It was an evolution of Hanriot H.220, modified after the nationalization of Hanriot and Farman to made SNCAC in 1937. The new model prototype made its first flight in May 1940, and with the German ocupation all the work in the model was stoped.
NB: The color scheme of the Wibault 360 is based in B&W photographs, the lower red stripe is speculative (it could be a blue stripe more shaded).