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Latecoere 298

Torpedo Bomber Floatplane

Latecoere 298

Torpedo Bomber Floatplane

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



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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ORIGIN: France
YEAR: 1938
MANUFACTURER(S): Latecoere - France
PRODUCTION: 121
OPERATORS: France; Nazi Germany
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Latecoere 298 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 3
LENGTH: 41.21 feet (12.56 meters)
WIDTH: 50.85 feet (15.5 meters)
HEIGHT: 17.22 feet (5.25 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 6,614 pounds (3,000 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 10,582 pounds (4,800 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs liquid-cooled V12 engine developing 880 horsepower.
SPEED (MAX): 186 miles-per-hour (300 kilometers-per-hour; 162 knots)
RANGE: 932 miles (1,500 kilometers; 810 nautical miles)
CEILING: 20,997 feet (6,400 meters; 3.98 miles)




ARMAMENT



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






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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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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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Graph showcases the Latecoere 298D's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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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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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
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CAS
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ASW
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AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
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Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue