Ponnier M.1

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Ponnier M.1
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Ponnier
Designer Emile Eugene Dupont
First flight Jan 1916 [1]
Primary user Roundel of Belgium.svg Belgium
Number built 10 [1]
Engine Gnome 9C rotary
Armament top-wing Lewis
Crew 1
Max Speed 167 km/h (104 mph) [1]
Climb 100m in 4:40 [1]

The diminutive Ponnier M.1 was test-flown by Nungesser (who crashed it) and other pilots and was found unacceptable, so it was never purchased by Aviation Militaire. However, Belgium was at the time having a hard time obtaining sufficient Nieuport fighters, so they placed an order for thirty M.1s. They were found to be difficult to fly, even after various adjustments were effected, and only ten were delivered. They may have never made it to the front lines. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Ponnier M.1.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
16Q2-16Q3 K B 6 8 5
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References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Davilla, p.423.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.