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Latecoere 298


Torpedo Bomber Floatplane Aircraft


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.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 1/21/2019
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Specifications


Year: 1938
Status: Retired, Out-of-Service
Manufacturer(s): Latecoere - France
Production: 121
Crew: 3
Length: 41.21 ft (12.56 m)
Width: 50.85 ft (15.5 m)
Height: 17.22 ft (5.25 m)
Weight (Empty): 6,614 lb (3,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 10,582 lb (4,800 kg)
Power: 1 x Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs liquid-cooled V12 engine developing 880 horsepower.
Speed: 186 mph (300 kph; 162 kts)
Ceiling: 20,997 feet (6,400 m; 3.98 miles)
Range: 932 miles (1,500 km; 810 nm)
Operators: France; Nazi Germany






Armament



STANDARD:
3 x 7.5mm Darne machine guns

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

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Variants / Models



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