NICO BRAAS COLLECTION
No. 8308. Holste M.H.53 Cadet (F-BEEU c/n 13)
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Holste M.H.53 Cadet

11/30/2008. The first aircraft designed by Max Holste after WWII was the two-seat side-by-side touring-aircraft M.H.52M. The first of two produced,
F-WBBH (later F-BBBH) c/n 01, flew for the first time on August 21, 1945, fitted with a tricycle undercarriage and an 140 hp Renault 4, later supplanted by an 150 hp Potez 4D. They were followed by six M.H.52G, fitted with an 120 hp de Havilland Gipsy Major I and four M.H.52R fitted with an 140 hp Renault 4P-01.

The thirteenth and last of the series was the pictured M.H.53, fitted with a tail-wheel undercarriage and an 135 hp de Havilland Gipsy Major 10. Produced in 1947 it received its CofA in October 1948 and was registered to the Aero Club Vosgien on December 12, 1948. It was deregistered on July 6, 1961. All thirteen aircraft were constructed at the Établissement Borel at Laval.

Created November 30, 2008