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Letov S.328


Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft


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.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 6/6/2018






Specifications



Year:
1934
Status
Retired, Out-of-Service
Crew
2
[ 462 Units ] :
Letov - Czechoslovakia
National flag of Bulgaria National flag of Czechoslovakia National flag of Germany National flag of Nazi Germany National flag of Slovakia Bulgaria; Czechoslovakia; Nazi Germany (captured); Slovakia
- Fighter
- Interception
- Navy / Maritime
- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
- Training
- Basic Training
Length:
33.96 ft (10.35 m)
Width/Span:
44.95 ft (13.7 m)
Height:
11.15 ft (3.4 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Letov S.328 production model)
Empty Weight:
3,748 lb (1,700 kg)
MTOW:
5,842 lb (2,650 kg)
(Diff: +2,094lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Letov S.328 production model)
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.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Letov S.328 production model)
Maximum Speed:
174 mph (280 kph; 151 kts)
Service Ceiling:
23,622 feet (7,200 m; 4.47 miles)
Maximum Range:
522 miles (840 km; 454 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
965 ft/min (294 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Letov S.328 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
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.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Letov S.328 production model)
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.

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