Engine: 12-cylinder Hispano Suiza (830 hp) or Gnome et Rhone 14NO1 (1050 hp)
The Renard R.32 (built in 1936) was a further development of the Renard R.31. Two prototypes were built - the first with a 12-cylinder
Hispano Suiza engine, and the second (pictured above) with a Gnome et Rhone 14NO1. These aircraft attracted no foreign buyers and,
when the 14NO1-powered aircraft crashed while being delivered to the Belgian Air Force, development of this model came to an end.
Beginning in December 1936 the Latvians began looking for a more modern trainer, suitable for preparing pilots for
the Gloster Gladiator while still being capable of being used for reconnaissance.
While the Renard was one of about six aircraft considered for the role, the decision was made on Feb.9, 1937
to purchase the Hawker Hind.
- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Belgian Aviation History Website. (http://aviher.ibelgique.com)