Bloch MB.700 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1940
Type: Fighter Prototype
National Origin: France
Manufacturer(s): Societe des Avions Marcel Bloch - France
Production Total: 1
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 24.08 feet (7.34 meters)
Overall Width: 29.20 feet (8.90 meters)
Overall Height: 11.15 feet (3.40 meters)
Weight (Empty): 2,183 lb (990 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 4,079 lb (1,850 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Gnome-Rhone 14M-6 radial piston engine developing 700 horsepower and driving a three-bladed propeller in the nose.
Maximum Speed: 342 mph (550 kph; 297 knots)
Service Ceiling: 28,543 feet (8,700 meters; 5.41 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
PROPOSED (Never Fitted):
2 x 20mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404 cannons in wings.
2 x 7.5mm MAC 1934 machine guns in wings.
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
MB.700 - Base Series Designation; sole prototype completed and flown but destroyed by the advancing Germans who believed it to be booby-trapped.