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Letov S.328

Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft

Letov S.328

Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



Over 450 Letov S.328 biplane fighters were completed by Cezchoslovakia prior to the events of World War 2 - various operators took her into inventory.
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ORIGIN: Czechoslovakia
YEAR: 1934
STATUS: Retired, Out-of-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Letov - Czechoslovakia
PRODUCTION: 462
OPERATORS: Bulgaria; Czechoslovakia; Nazi Germany (captured); Slovakia
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Letov S.328 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 33.96 feet (10.35 meters)
WIDTH: 44.95 feet (13.7 meters)
HEIGHT: 11.15 feet (3.4 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 3,748 pounds (1,700 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 5,842 pounds (2,650 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Walter (Bristol Pegasus) IIM-2 air-cooled radial piston engine developing 635 horsepower and driving a two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
SPEED (MAX): 174 miles-per-hour (280 kilometers-per-hour; 151 knots)
RANGE: 522 miles (840 kilometers; 454 nautical miles)
CEILING: 23,622 feet (7,200 meters; 4.47 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 965 feet-per-minute (294 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



STANDARD:
1 OR 2 x 7.92mm machine guns in fixed, forward-firing positions over the nose synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades.
1 OR 2 x 7.92mm machine guns on trainable mounting in rear cockpit.

OPTIONAL:
Up to 660lb of externally-held conventional drop stores.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• S.328 - Base Series Designation; definitive production model with 445 completed.
• S.328F - Night-fighter variant of which 13 were completed.
• S.328V - Floatplane/seaplane variant of which four were completed.






MEDIA







General Assessment (BETA)
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Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
MF Power Rating (BETA)
32
The MF Power Rating takes into account over sixty individual factors related to this aircraft entry. The rating is out of 100 total possible points.
Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 200mph
Lo: 100mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (174mph).

    Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Letov S.328's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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Useful in showcasing the era cross-over of particular aircraft/aerospace designs.
Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
462
462

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Supported Arsenal
Graphical image of an aircraft medium machine gun
Graphical image of an aircraft conventional drop bomb munition
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.