The MB-153 was an attempt to improve the MB-152 by fitting it with a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp radial engine. It first flew on 8 April 1939, and was accepted by the French Air Force in May 1940. It appears to have survived the collapse of France, retreating south into unoccupied France. No order was placed for this type.
French Fighters of World War II, Alain Pelletier
. This book tells the story of the French fighter aircraft that attempted to stand up the Luftwaffe in 1940. It covers seven main aircraft and a larger number of minor variants. Each aircraft is taken from development and prototypes through the battle of France and into the period after the armistice. [see more
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Rickard, J (23 March 2007), Bloch MB-153, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_bloch_mb153.html