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.
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.
Developed ability to be used as a dedicated trainer for student pilots (typically under the supervision of an instructor).
Used in the aerial training role to cover basics of flight, general handling, take-off/landing actions, and related.
34.0 ft (10.35 m)
44.9 ft (13.70 m)
11.2 ft (3.40 m)
3,748 lb (1,700 kg)
5,842 lb (2,650 kg)
+2,094 lb (+950 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Letov S.328 production variant)
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.
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.
Up to 660lb of externally-held conventional drop stores.
(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.
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
Relative Maximum Speed
This entry's maximum listed speed (174mph).
Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
Letov S.328 operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
The 3 qualities we look at for a balanced aircraft design are altitude, speed, and range.
Aviation Era Span
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
Unit Production (462)
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
Ribbon graphics not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective aerial campaigns / operations / aviation periods.
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