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Potez VIII 
Two Potez VIII obtained from France in 1924. 2-seater biplane with 60 hp Anzani engine. Used by the Aeroplane School at Bojurishte for the trainer role. Withdrawn from service in 19??

Two aircraft are reported to have been delivered, but the photo on page 15 of Air Power... shows three aircraft!

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
B-BLEN     1924  
B-BODR     1924  

References:

  • Air Power of the Kingdom of Bulgaria Part III


Potez XVII 
Six Potez XVII delivered from France in 1926. 400 hp Lorraine-Dietrich 12Db engine. Used by Postal Yato for close-support and photo-recce duties. Withdrawn from service in the early 1930s.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
B-BPEH     1926  
B-BPEI     1926  
B-BPEK     1926  
B-BPEM     1926  
B-BPET     1926  
B-BPEX     1926  

References:

  • Air Enthusiast No.94 July/August 2001 pp25
  • Air Power of the Kingdom of Bulgaria Part III
  • Sojusznicy Luftwaffe I


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