Paul Schmitt 6

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Paul Schmitt 6
Role Bomber/Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Paul Schmitt
Designer Paul Schmitt
Introduction early 1917[1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built ~10 [2]
Engine 250hp Renault
Crew 2
Max Speed 125 km/h (78 mph)[2]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 19:00[2][1]
Range 600 km (370 mi)[2]
Endurance 5:00[1]

While the Paul Schmitt S.B.R. was revolutionary in 1914, it was an underperformer when finally realized as a production plane in the Paul Schmitt 6. The variable-incidence lower wing concept was discarded and a standard wing was suspended beneath the fuselage. A 250hp Renault engine was fitted. About ten were built before the type was replaced by the Paul Schmitt 7. [2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ferry'14, p.152.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Davilla, p.453.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • Vital Ferry. French Aviation During the First World War. Paris: Histoire and Collections, 2014. ISBN 978-2-35250-370-5