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Latecoere 298

France (1938)
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Even the pinnacle of French seaplane design - the Latecoere 298 series - could do little to stem the tide of the German invasion of France in World War 2.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Latecoere 298 Torpedo Bomber Floatplane.  Entry last updated on 5/1/2015. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 200mph
Lo: 100mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (186mph).

    Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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121


  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

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


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Origin: France
Year: 1938
Type: Torpedo Bomber Floatplane
Manufacturer(s): Latecoere - France
Production: 121
Global Operators:
France; Nazi Germany
Historical 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 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 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
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Latecoere 298D model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
3


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
41.21 ft


Meters
12.56 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
50.85 ft


Meters
15.5 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
17.22 ft


Meters
5.25 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
6,614 lb


Kilograms
3,000 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
10,582 lb


Kilograms
4,800 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
1 x Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs liquid-cooled V12 engine developing 880 horsepower.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
186 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
300 kph


Knots
162 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
932 mi


Kilometers
1,500 km


Nautical Miles
810 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
20,997 ft


Meters
6,400 m


Miles
3.98 mi

Supported Weapon Systems:

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Armament - Hardpoints (3):

STANDARD:
3 x 7.5mm Darne machine guns

OPTIONAL:
Up to 1,500lbs of conventional drop bombs or 1 x torpedo.
Variants: Series Model Variants
• Late 298 - Base Series Designation
• Late 298A
• Late 298B
• Late 298D
• Late 298E
• Late 299