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GL-832 HY

Primary RoleSeaplane
Maiden Flight23 December 1931


ww2dbaseIn 1930, the French Navy issued a request to update its inventory of shipboard reconnaissance floatplanes, and the contract was ultimately awarded to the manufacturer Gourdou-Leseurre. The first prototype, GL-830 HY, featured a relatively powerful engine than the second, GL-831 HY, but it would be the second prototype that would be selected. Finalized as GL-832 HY, the French Navy issued an order for 22 production examples in 1933. GL-832 HY low-wing monoplane floatplanes were of metal construction with fabric-covered wings. Production ceased in 1936 after all 22 examples were completed. Including the two prototype aircraft, a total of 24 aircraft of this design were built. Many of them were still in operation at the start of the European War, and they would remain in operation aboard French warships until 1941.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Dec 2012

GL-832 HY Timeline

23 Dec 1931 The prototype GL-831 HY floatplane took its maiden flight.
17 Dec 1934 The first production example of GL-832 HY floatplane took its first flight.
12 Feb 1936 The final production example of GL-832 HY floatplane was completed.


GL-832 HY
MachineryOne Hispano-Suiza 9Qb 9-cylinder radial piston engine rated at 230hp
Armament1x7.7mm Vickers machine gun
Span13.00 m
Length8.74 m
Height3.48 m
Wing Area29.50 m²
Weight, Empty1,108 kg
Weight, Maximum1,696 kg
Speed, Maximum196 km/h
Service Ceiling5,000 m
Range, Normal590 km


GL-832 HY aircraft on a catapult, date unknown

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