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Letov S.328


Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft (1934)


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Over 450 Letov S.328 biplane fighters were completed by Cezchoslovakia prior to the events of World War 2 - various operators took her into inventory.



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Specifications



Service Year
1934

Origin
Czechoslovakia national flag graphic
Czechoslovakia

Status
RETIRED
Not in Service.
Crew
2

Production
462
UNITS


Letov - Czechoslovakia
National flag of Bulgaria National flag of Czechia National flag of modern Germany National flag of Nazi Germany National flag of Slovakia Bulgaria; Czechoslovakia; Nazi Germany (captured); Slovakia
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Air-to-Air Combat, Fighter
General ability to actively engage other aircraft of similar form and function, typically through guns, missiles, and/or aerial rockets.
Interception
Ability to intercept inbound aerial threats by way of high-performance, typically speed and rate-of-climb.
Maritime / Navy
Land-based or shipborne capability for operating over-water in various maritime-related roles while supported by allied naval surface elements.
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Training (General)
Developed ability to be used as a dedicated trainer for student pilots (typically under the supervision of an instructor).
Training (Basic)
Used in the aerial training role to cover basics of flight, general handling, take-off/landing actions, and related.


Length
34.0 ft
(10.35 m)
Width/Span
44.9 ft
(13.70 m)
Height
11.2 ft
(3.40 m)
Empty Wgt
3,748 lb
(1,700 kg)
MTOW
5,842 lb
(2,650 kg)
Wgt Diff
+2,094 lb
(+950 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Letov S.328 production variant)
Installed: 1 x Walter (Bristol Pegasus) IIM-2 air-cooled radial piston engine developing 635 horsepower and driving a two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Max Speed
174 mph
(280 kph | 151 kts)
Ceiling
23,622 ft
(7,200 m | 4 mi)
Range
522 mi
(840 km | 1,556 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
965 ft/min
(294 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Letov S.328 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
STANDARD:
1 OR 2 x 7.92mm machine guns in fixed, forward-firing positions over the nose synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades.
1 OR 2 x 7.92mm machine guns on trainable mounting in rear cockpit.

OPTIONAL:
Up to 660lb of externally-held conventional drop stores.


Supported Types


Graphical image of an aircraft medium machine gun
Graphical image of an aircraft conventional drop bomb munition


(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 4


S.328 - Base Series Designation; definitive production model with 445 completed.
S.328F - Night-fighter variant of which 13 were completed.
S.328V - Floatplane/seaplane variant of which four were completed.


General Assessment
Firepower  
Performance  
Survivability  
Versatility  
Impact  


Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
Overall Rating
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
32
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
Relative Maximum Speed
Hi: 200mph
Lo: 100mph
This entry's maximum listed speed (174mph).

Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
NYC
 
  LON
LON
 
  PAR
PAR
 
  BER
BER
 
  MOS
MOS
 
  TOK
TOK
 
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LAX
 
  NYC
Letov S.328 operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
Small airplane graphic
Design Balance
The 3 qualities we look at for a balanced aircraft design are altitude, speed, and range.
Aviation Era Span
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
Unit Production (462)
462
36183
44000
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
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