May 13th, 2013, 16:09
A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 2 Aircraft - France
Description: Bloch MB210 for CFS2
Original CFS1 Model by Alain Breton
Modified for CFS2 by William Dickens.
About the CFS2 Model: This aircraft is an update of Alain Breton's beautiful CFS1 model. Most of the aircraft reamins unchanged from the original. What has been added are detailed engines, crew members, new landing gear and gear wells, some "eye candy" like air scoops and exhaust. The model also has breaking parts and a first for a "WD" release: a Virtual Cockpit with working gauges!
The real aircraft: The Bloch 210.01 prototype flew for the first time in June 1934. It was intended as a twin-float seaplane bomber for the French Navy. A second prototype was designated Bloch 211 N°1 Verdun. Following tests, the production version was ordered as the Bloch 210. A cantilever low-wing monoplane which retained the angular lines of the high-wing Bloch 200, the Bloch 210 was powered by two 678kW Gnome-Rhone 14N engines and had a retractable landing gear, the main units of which retracted into the engine nacelles. Armament comprised single 7.5mm MAC machine-guns in a nose turret and semi-retractable dorsal and ventral positions. Maximum bomb load was 1,730kg. The first production machine flew on 10 December 1935. A total of 283 were eventually built for the Armee de l'Air, with which they served in the BN5 (five-crew night bomber) category. Final deliveries to the air force were made in February 1939, by which time the aircraft was obsolete.