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Latecoere 298

France (1938)

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 ©

  Latecoere 298  
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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.

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Latecoere 298D Specifications
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Year: 1938
Type: Torpedo Bomber Floatplane
Manufacturer(s): Latecoere - France
Production: 121
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 3
Length: 41.21 ft (12.56 m)
Width: 50.85 ft (15.50 m)
Height: 17.22 ft (5.25 m)
Empty Weight: 6,614 lb (3,000 kg)
MTOW: 10,582 lb (4,800 kg)

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

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 186 mph (300 kph; 162 kts)
Maximum Range: 932 mi (1,500 km; 810 nm)
Service Ceiling: 20,997 ft (6,400 m; 3.98 mi)

3 x 7.5mm Darne machine guns

Up to 1,500lbs of conventional drop bombs or 1 x torpedo.

Operators List
France; Nazi Germany

Series Model Variants
• Late 298 - Base Series Designation
• Late 298A
• Late 298B
• Late 298D
• Late 298E
• Late 299

Supported Weapon Systems
Graphical image of an aircraft medium machine gun
Graphical image of an aircraft aerial torpedo
Graphical image of an aircraft conventional drop bomb munition