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Latecoere 298


Torpedo Bomber Floatplane Aircraft (1938)


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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: 01/21/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1938

Origin
France national flag graphic
France

Status
RETIRED
Not in Service.
Crew
3

Production
121
UNITS


Latecoere - France
National flag of France National flag of modern Germany National flag of Nazi Germany France; Nazi Germany
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Ground Attack (Bombing, Strafing)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.
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.


Length
41.2 ft
(12.56 m)
Width/Span
50.9 ft
(15.50 m)
Height
17.2 ft
(5.25 m)
Empty Wgt
6,614 lb
(3,000 kg)
MTOW
10,582 lb
(4,800 kg)
Wgt Diff
+3,968 lb
(+1,800 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Latecoere 298D production variant)
Installed: 1 x Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs liquid-cooled V12 engine developing 880 horsepower.
Max Speed
186 mph
(300 kph | 162 kts)
Ceiling
20,997 ft
(6,400 m | 4 mi)
Range
932 mi
(1,500 km | 2,778 nm)


♦ 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 Latecoere 298D production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
STANDARD:
3 x 7.5mm Darne machine guns

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


Supported Types


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


(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 3


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


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