This 1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B Torpedo was the most expensive model of car available in Europe at the time, and just 2 were built with this body style. What made it unique? The body is just leather stretched over a bare frame, making it an early example of weight reduction for better performance.
A very nice view of a Spad XIII fighter, the most advanced French fighter of WW1 and the only serious allied contender for the German Fokker D. VII. You can see the massive Hispano-Suiza engine 8B. A V8 able to deliver 220 horsepower and the 2 Vickers machineguns.
Manufactured by SNCAM - formerly Dewoitine - c.1938, introduced in 1940.
Hispano-Suiza HS.404 Mle 1938 autocannon
Designed by Marc Birkigt. 20x110mm 60-round drum magazine Gas operated, delayed blowback 500 r/m Located in the engine and firing through the propeller’s shaft.
MAC 1934 M1939 machine gun
An aircraft variant of the Mle 1931 Reibel. 7,5x54mm MAS Mle 1929 675-round belt Gas operated 1450 r/m Two in each wing.
Hispano-Suiza 12Y-45 engine
Pictured here with its autocannon. 12-cylinder V-type, 930 horsepower It gave the D.520 a top speed of 540km/h and a range of 1540km
Empty weight of 2092 and 2790 when loaded. Less than 900 produced.
Arguably the best French fighter of the World War 2, similar in many aspects to the earlier Messerschmitt Bf109, with a better autonomy, maneuverability and ease of maintenance but failing to attain anywhere near its production run before the fall of France.
Hispano-Suiza HS21-GTS, 2002. A prototype designed by Francisco Villafanez and created by the Spanish company Mazel which attempted to resurrect the famous Spanish luxury car maker. It was powered by a Spanish-designed V10 engine