Renard R-37
Type
Single seat fighter
Engine
1 Gnome-Rhône 14N-21
Dimensions
Length 8,40 m, height 2,90 m  ,  span 11,64 m  , wing area 20,00 m2   ,
Weights
Empty 1960 kg , loaded  , normal take off weight   2400 kg
Performance
Max.. speed 545 km , at sea level 430 km/h , cruising speed 485 km/h , range 995 km ,  service ceiling 12900 m 
Armament
4 7,7 mm Browning machine guns in the wings + 8 10 kg bombs
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
       
With an airframe fundementally similar to that of the R-36, the R-37 differed primarily in having a close-cowled 1,100 hp Gnome-Rhone 14N-21 14-cylinder radial engine. Cooling air reached the engine via a narrow annulus, was mixed with exhaust gases and ejected through two groups of nozzles to provide some thrust augmentation. The proposed armament consisted of four 7.7mm or two 13.2mm machineguns mounted in the wings. Although the R-37 was displayed statically at the Salon de Bruxelles in July 1939, no attempt had been made to fly this prototype before the German occupation of Belgium in May 1940. The R-37 was discovered at Evere by the occupation forces and a Luftwaffe pilot - possibly unaware that the aircraft had not previously been flown - flew the aircraft to Beauvechain. There was no subsequent flight testing, although it is known that the R-37 was taken to Germany.