Flight, December 1919
SOME FRENCH MACHINES AT THE SHOW
Aeroplanes Henry Potez
This firm is a newcomer into the aviation industry, as far as pre-War aviation is concerned. It is one of the firms which had not turned their attention to aeroplane construction
until the War demand arose. It will, therefore, be of some interest to watch the future of the firm. At the Paris Show they are exhibiting two machines, one a passenger 'bus to carry four, and the other a little spotting two-seater.
The former - type S.E.A. VII it is called - is an enclosed biplane with seating accommodation for two or three passengers in addition to the pilot. The engine is a Lorraine-Dietrich, with which the machine attains a speed of in the neighbourhood of 200 kilometres (124 miles) per hour. The weight of the machine, all on, is 3,630 lbs. The overall length is 30 ft. 5 ins., and the span 46 ft. 2 ins.
Flight, January 1920
The Henry Potez Machines
As a newcomer in the aviation industry, and as an unknown quantity as far as the majority of the foreign visitors to the show were concerned, considerable interest attached to the exhibits of M. Henry Potez. Two machines were shown, of which one was a limousine carrying two passengers in addition to the pilot. The limousine - type SEA VII - is a development of the Potez military machines, the general outline of which it maintains, with the exception of the “hump” formed by the coupe, and of a slightly greater wing area to allow of a lower landing speed. The pilot sits in the open, in front of the cabin, while the two passengers sit facing one another inside, there being a low partition between them, which does not, however, extend right up to the roof of the coupe, and which has a small door. The object of this partition is probably to form a transverse bulkhead in this part of the fuselage. The engine fitted is a Lorraine-Dietrich of 400 h.p., and the speed is in the neighbourhood of 125 m.p.h. The machine is of more or less orthodox design, and presents no unusual features.