Investigated

RENARD R.32


Renard R.32


Vickers Vildebeest G-ABGE



Source: Belgium

Considered: 1936 - 37

Type: Reconnaissance

Engine: 12-cylinder Hispano Suiza (830 hp) or Gnome et Rhone 14NO1 (1050 hp)

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Crew: 2




NOTES

  • 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.


Sources
  • Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
  • Belgian Aviation History Website. (http://aviher.ibelgique.com)



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