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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 | Edited: 6/6/2018
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Specifications


Year: 1934
Status: Retired, Out-of-Service
Manufacturer(s): Letov - Czechoslovakia
Production: 462
Crew: 2
Length: 33.96 ft (10.35 m)
Width: 44.95 ft (13.7 m)
Height: 11.15 ft (3.4 m)
Weight (Empty): 3,748 lb (1,700 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 5,842 lb (2,650 kg)
Power: 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: 174 mph (280 kph; 151 kts)
Ceiling: 23,622 feet (7,200 m; 4.47 miles)
Range: 522 miles (840 km; 454 nm)
Rate-of-Climb: 965 ft/min (294 m/min)
Operators: Bulgaria; Czechoslovakia; Nazi Germany (captured); Slovakia






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.

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Variants / Models



• 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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