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Broussard

Max Holste Broussard

Max Holste MH-1521C-1 Broussard F-GDPX Patrouille Tranchant

The Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard is a 1950s French six-seat utility monoplane designed by Max Holste to meet a French Army requirement.

  • Role: Six-seat utility monoplane
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Avions Max Holste
  • First flight: 12 June 1951
  • Introduction: 1954
  • Status: retired 1983
  • Number built: 396

Military operators

  • Argentine Air Force
  • Argentine National Gendarmerie
  • Benin Air Force
  • Royal Cambodian Air Force
  • Cameroon Air Force
  • Central African Republic Air Force
  • Chad Air Force
  • French Air Force
  • French Army
  • Securite Civile
  • Cote d’Ivoire Air Force
  • Malagasy Air Force
  • Mali Air Force
  • Mauritanian Islamic Air Force
  • Royal Moroccan Air Force
  • Niger Air Force
  • Portuguese Air Force
  • Senegalese Air Force

Max Holste MH-1521C-1 Broussard F-GDPX Patrouille Tranchant

Specifications (MH.1521M)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 5
  • Length: 8.65 m (28 ft 4½ in)
  • Wingspan: 13.75 m (45 ft 1¼ in)
  • Height: 3.65 m (12 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 25.20 m2 (271.26 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1530 kg (3373 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2500 kg (5512 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 radial piston engine, 336 kW (450 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 270 km/h (168 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 5500 m (18045 ft)