Ponnier M.1 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1916
Type: Biplane Fighter
National Origin: France
Manufacturer(s): Avions Ponnier / La Societe Anonyme Francaise de Constructions Aeronautiques - France
Production Total: 20
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 18.86 feet (5.75 meters)
Overall Width: 20.28 feet (6.18 meters)
Overall Height: 7.55 feet (2.30 meters)
Weight (Empty): 672 lb (305 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 1,025 lb (465 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Le Rhone 9C 9-cylinder rotary engine developing 80 horsepower and driving a two-bladed propeller at the nose.
Maximum Speed: 104 mph (167 kph; 90 knots)
Rate-of-Climb: 700 feet-per-minute (213 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.7mm (0.303") Lewis machine gun fitted over the upper wing assembly.
Global Operators / Customers
Belgium; France (trialed)
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
M.1 - Base Series Name; single-seat biplane fighter.
M.2 - Proposed two-seat fighter intended for the Royal Flying Corps; not produced.