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Latecoere 298


Torpedo Bomber Floatplane Aircraft


Aviation / Aerospace

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 | Last Edited: 1/21/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com


Specifications



Year:
1938
Status
Retired, Out-of-Service
Crew
3
[ 121 Units ] :
Latecoere - France
National flag of France National flag of Germany National flag of Nazi Germany France; Nazi Germany
- Ground Attack
- Navy / Maritime
- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
Length:
41.21 ft (12.56 m)
Width:
50.85 ft (15.5 m)
Height:
17.22 ft (5.25 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Latecoere 298D production model)
Empty Weight:
6,614 lb (3,000 kg)
MTOW:
10,582 lb (4,800 kg)
(Diff: +3,968lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Latecoere 298D production model)
1 x Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs liquid-cooled V12 engine developing 880 horsepower.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Latecoere 298D production model)
Max Speed:
186 mph (300 kph; 162 kts)
Service Ceiling:
20,997 feet (6,400 m; 3.98 miles)
Max Range:
932 miles (1,500 km; 810 nm)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Latecoere 298D production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
STANDARD:
3 x 7.5mm Darne machine guns

OPTIONAL:
Up to 1,500lbs of conventional drop bombs or 1 x torpedo.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Latecoere 298D production model)
Late 298 - Base Series Designation
Late 298A
Late 298B
Late 298D
Late 298E
Late 299
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