Amiot 351/354
Type
4/5 seat bomber
Engine
2 Gnome-Rhône 14N48/49
Dimensions
Length 14,50 m, height 4,08 m, span 22,83 m, wing area 67,0 m2
Weights
Empty 4735 kg, flying weight 11324 kg
Performance
Max. speed 480 km/h at 4000 m, cruising speed 349 km/h, range 3502 km, service ceiling 10000 m, climb to 4000 m 8,7 min.
Armament
3 7,5 mm MAC 1934 or 2 7,5 mm MAC 1934 + 1 20 mm cannon. Bombs 1200 kg
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
351
5
 
Delivered 8th December 1939. CEAM. Used for testing with Merlin II engines. Modified military transport.
Captured 1942
 
9
 
Delivered 6th February 1940. CEAM, Cazaux. Stored at Toulouse. Captured 1942
 
10
 
Delivered 3rd February 1940. CIB, Toulouse. Aulnat converted into 356. Capturde 1942
 
11
 
Delivered 6th February 1940. CIB, Toulouse. Aulnat, transport for the manager . Damaged 2nd October 1942. Not
repaired. Captured
 
14
 
Delivered 24th April 1940 Cazaux Armt. Aulnat , rebuilt to 356. Captured 1942
 
15
 
Delivered 26th Februry 1940. CIB Toulouse. Stored at Istrés. Captured 1942
 
17
 
Delivered 26/2 1940. CIB Toulouse. Stored at Toulouse. Captured 1942
 
26
 
Delivered 25/4 1940. Essais, I/21. Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
31
 
Delivered 1/4 1940. To I/34, II/34, I/34.Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
36
 
Delivered 12/4 1940. I/21. Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
37
 
Delivered 12/4 1940. I/21, Argenteul. Captured
 
41
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
42
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
43
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
44
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
45
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
46
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
47
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
48
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
49
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
50
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
51
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
52
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
53
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
54
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
55
 
At SNCA du Centre, captured at factory 1940
 
56
 
Delivered 20/6 1940. CEMA, II/34. Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
57
 
Delivered 28/5 1940. II/21.  Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
59
 
Delivered 24/5 1940. II/21, Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
62
 
Delivered 25/5 1940. II/21, Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
63
 
Delivered 23/5 1940. II/21, Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
65
 
Delivered 23/5 1940. I/21, Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
66
 
Delivered 27/5 1940. I/21, Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
67
 
Delivered 23/5 1940. II/34, Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
70
 
Delivered 29/5 1940. II/34, I/34. Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
71
 
Delivered 29/5 1940. II/21. Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
73
 
Delivered 31/5 1940. II/21, I/21. Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
74
 
Delivered 4/6 1940. II/34, . Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
75
F-BAGS
Delivered 7/6 1940.  I/21.  Air France . Captured 1942
 
76
 
Delivered 7/6 1940.  I/21, . Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
77
 
Delivered 8/6 1940.  II/21, . Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
79
F-BAGT
Delivered 20/6 1940.  II/34, .Air France.. Captured 1942
 
81
 
Delivered 20/6 1940.  II/34, . Stored at Istres. Captured 1942
 
82
 
Captured at Le Bourget undergoing repair 1940
 
83
 
Installation of armament . Captured at Le Bourget 3/6 1940
 
84
 
Installation of armament . Captured at Le Bourget 3/6 1940
 
85
 
Installation of armament . Captured at Le Bourget 3/6 1940
 
86
 
Captured at Le Bourget 3/6 1940
353-001
 
F-BABP
Delivered 25/7 1940. II/34. Air France. Captured  1942
355-001
   
Delivered 11/6 1940. To Pau. Stored at Aulnat.  Captured  1942
357-001
   
Not finished. Captured at Le Bourget 1940
CEAM : Centre d'Expérimentations Aériennes Militaires,
CIB : Centre d'Instruction du Bombardement.
Amiot 354 used as a decoy at Cerqueux near  d'Orléans from September 1940
When, in response to the Allied landings in North Africa, Germany invaded the southern zone, many aircraft were seized.. Germany and Italy divided the seized aircraft depending on where they were found: those found east of the Rhone for Italians, the other for Germany. As for civilian aircraft, Lufthansa, in great difficulties, saw the opportunity to renew its fleet with Air France aircraft available. Among them were two Amiot 354, Amiot 356 No. 01 (F-BAGP) and Amiot 370 No. 01 (F-AREU). After being investigated, Lufthansa chose not to take these aircraft
The Amiot were still part of the aircraft assigned to Air France on 10 March 1943. But in the summer of 1943, some of these aircraft were seized by the German authorities, with the exception of the Amiot 370 who remained in Toulouse. According to sources, a Amiot 351 was captured. This is probably a confusion with the two former Amiot 351 rebuilt as Amiot 354 who were actually seized. One of them was used  by Luftflotte 3 and the other probably used by the KG 200.  Most of the captured Amiots were probably used as decoys.