The Bloch MB-152 was the first fighter designed by Marcel Dassault. It was used in large numbers during the Battle of France and was designed for the accelerated re-equipment of French fighter units.
Studied at the Marcel Bloch Aircraft factory in Courbevoie, the MB-152, named after its creator, made its first flight on May 4, 1937 at Villacoublay, piloted by André Curvale.
The MB 152 is a very robust aircraft, "cashing in" much better than the other types in service. According to its users, it is a very stable firing platform and quickly reaches high dive speeds. At the time of the declaration of war, 249 MB 151s and 152s came off the assembly line. As of May 10, 1940, 140 MB 151s and 363 MB 152s were accounted for by the French Air Force and sixteen MB 151s were allocated to the French Navy. The MB 152, which was the most common fighter just before the Armistice, was about to be replaced by more modern aircraft.
Despite its limited range, reduced maneuverability at altitude and lack of engine power, the military Bloch 152 was one of the most robust aircraft of its generation.