Amiot 354 B.4

Amiot 355 B.4 Amiot 355 B.4
Originální název:
Original Name:
Amiot 355 B.4
bombardovací letoun bomber aeroplane
DD.10.1939-DD.06.1940 Société d'emboutissage et de constructions mécaniques, Le Bourget /
DD.MM.1940-DD.06.1940 Société nationale de constructions aéronautiques du Centre, Billancourt /
Období výroby:
Production Period:
Vyrobeno kusů:
Number of Produced:
První vzlet:
Maiden Flight:
Základní charakteristika:
Basic Characteristics:
Vzlet a přistání:
Take-off and Landing:
CTOL - konvenční vzlet a přistání CTOL - conventional take-off and landing
Uspořádání křídla:
Arrangement of Wing:
jednoplošník monoplane
Uspořádání letounu:
Aircraft Concept:
klasické conventional
zatahovací retractable
Přistávací zařízení:
Landing Gear:
kola wheels
Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
Hmotnost prázdného letounu:
Empty Weight:
4719 kg 10404 lb
Vzletová hmotnost:
Take-off Weight:
10300 kg 22708 lb
Maximální vzletová hmotnost:
Maximum Take-off Weight:
11300 kg 24912 lb
22,830 m 74ft 10,82in
14,500 m 47ft 6,87in
4,500 m 14ft 9,16in
Plocha křídla:
Wing Area:
67,00 m2 721.18 ft2
Plošné zatížení:
Wing Loading:
? kg/m2 ? lb/ft2
pístový piston
Počet motorů:
Number of Engines:
Gnome-Rhône 14N 48/49 o výkonu 772 kW
třílistá stavitelná vrtule Ratier
Gnome-Rhône 14N 48/49, power 1036 hp
three-bladed variable-pitch propeller Ratier
Objem palivových nádrží:
Fuel Tank Capacity:
2866 l 630 Imp gal / 757 US gal
Maximální rychlost:
Maximum Speed:
485 km/h v 5000 m 301.4 mph in 16404 ft
Cestovní rychlost:
Cruise Speed:
420 km/h v ? m 261 mph in ? ft
Rychlost stoupání:
Climb Rate:
? m/s ? ft/min
Čas výstupu na výšku:
Time to Climb to:
? min do ? m ? min to ? ft
Operační dostup:
Service Ceiling:
9000 m 29528 ft
2500 km 1553.4 mi
Maximální dolet:
Maximum Range:
? km ? mi
1x pohyblivý kulomet MAC 1934 ráže 7,5 mm v přídi
1x pohyblivý kanon HS-404 ráže 20 mm ve hřbetním střelišti
1x pohyblivý kulomet MAC 1934 ráže 7,5 mm ve spodním střelišti

1250 kg pum
1x flexible 7,5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun in the nose
1x flexible 20 mm HS-404 cannon in the dorsal position
1x flexible 7,5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun in the ventral position

2756 lb of bombs
Uživatelské státy:
User States:

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Danel, Raymond; Cuny, Jean. LeO 45, Amiot 350 et autre B4, Docavia no.23. Editions Lariviere, Paris 1986.
Pelletier, Alain. French Bombers of World War II in Action, No.189. Squadron/Signal Publications, Carrollton 2003. ISBN 0-89747-458-9.

Amiot 354 B.4 - Amiot 354 B.4 od GB II/21, Armee de lAir
Serial N4, letisko La Ferte-Gaucher, Francúzsko, máj 1940

Amiot 354 B.4 od GB II/21, Armee de l'Air
Serial N4, letisko La Ferte-Gaucher, Francúzsko, máj 1940

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Amiot 354 B.4

The French twin-engined all-metal Amiot 354 bomber was one of a number of machines being prepared for the rearmament of the French Air Force, the largest number of the modern Amiot 340/350 machines being built. It differed from the previous Amiot 351 primarily by its simple tail surfaces and 14N 48/49 engines.

The first flight of the Amiot 354 took place in January 1940, production ramp-up was rapid, and by the time the Armistice was concluded in June 1940, more than 60 units had been delivered, the most of the entire line of Amiot 340/350. In total, 86 Amiot's of this series were delivered to the Army, including prototypes.

The triplets served with the GB I/34 and GB II/34 squadrons, and later squadrons of the GB I/21 and GB II/21, ten machines were used in schools for training. The first combat action of this type was a reconnaissance flight over Holland on 16 May 1940 to the Maastricht area. Until 17.6. 1940 when all airworthy aircraft flew to Africa on the order of the air force command 3 machines were lost in combat. 37 machines flew to Africa and briefly operated against the Italians. In August 1940 the machines returned to France and the units were disbanded, some of the machines were handed over for mail flights (under Air France) the rest were stored. Four of these machines were used by the Germans after the occupation of the rest of France. One was recovered after the liberation of France and put into airworthy condition, and flew as a liaison until 1946.

Most of the machines used MAC 1934 machine guns, some of the older ones used Darne machine guns instead of cannon. The same was true for other versions, MAC machine guns were in short supply and the army could not supply them for production, so older guns were fitted. In retrospect, the MAC machine guns supplied were then fitted to older machines, whether this was done for all of them by the end of the fighting I have not been able to find out.
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