CM173 Super magister
As a private venture, Potez had finally built and flown the Super Magister CM-173, in order to provide a modernized trainer as a follow-on and replacement for air forces already using the CM-170.
Main innovations was the Martin-Baker/Hispano ejection seats set in a new canopy giving improved view and lower drag. Radio equipment was modernized in line with modern requirements, fuel tankage were increased from 965 l to 1200 l and the ailerons combine the large area and powered control which were alternatives in the older Magisters. Apart from these improvements, the company stated that the structures of the CM-170 and CM-173 Magister was interchangeable.
The prototype Super Magister made its first flight at Toulouse on 8 June 1964, with test pilot Jacques Grangette at the controls and Pierre Caneill as a flight test engineer.
CM-173 name was consistent with those used by Castello-Mauboussin. The aircraft was later upgraded and renamed Potez 94.
|Type||Quadriplace léger à réaction|
|1er vol||8 juin 1964|
|Puissance Max||480 kg||1058 lb st|
|Envergure||11,30 m||37.07 ft|
|Longueur||10,21 m||33.50 ft|
|Hauteur||2,80 m||9.19 ft|
|Surface alaire||17,30 m²||186 ft²|
|Masse à vide||2 449 kg||5,400 lb|
|Masse en charge||4 080 kg||8,995 lb|
|Vne - Vitesse maximum S/L||780 km/h||455 mph|
|Vno - Vitesse de croisière||km/h||mph|
|Taux de montée max.||1 050 m/min||3,345 ft/min|
|Taux de montée min.||m/sec||ft/sec|
|Plafond pratique||12 200 m||44,000 ft|
|Autonomie||1 600 km||995 miles|
|distance de décollage||m||ft|