EVOLUTION: Developed from the Amiot 370, holder of several world’s speed-with-load records, the Amiot 340 bomber has been ordered in large numbers for the French Air Force. The prototype 370 had liquid-cooled Hispano 127 engines giving a maximum speed of 305 m.p.h. at 16,400ft. The 340 bomber has more powerful two-row Gnome-Rhone radials. On the record machine the pilot looked forward through the transparent nose portion, the fuselage form being uninterrupted, but in the production bomber a projecting cockpit enclosure is fitted. The span is 75ft. 6in.
RECORD HOLDER: Used by Rossi to set up three new international records, this Amiot 370, with liquid-cooled, 900 h.p. Hispano-Suiza 12 Y 21 engines, closely resembles a new production Amiot bomber. The maximum speed of the machine is probably as high as 290 m.p.h. A Gnome-Rhone radial-engined version has also been produced.