Latécoère 290

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Latécoère 290
Late 290.jpg
Role Torpedo bomber floatplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Latécoère
First flight 3 October 1931
Primary user Aéronavale
Number built 35

The Latécoère 290 was a torpedo bomber floatplane produced in France during the 1930s. Designed by Latécoère in response to an Aéronavale specification for such an aircraft, the 290 was based on its successful Laté 28.3 mail plane. It was a conventional high-wing, strut-braced monoplane that carried a single torpedo externally under the fuselage.

It was tested first with undercarriage installed and then on its intended floats; following which a batch of 20 was ordered by the navy, followed by an order for 10 more. These entered service in 1934, equipping two torpedo squadrons. All were relegated to training duties in early 1939, but four were returned to active service for coastal anti-submarine duties at the outbreak of the Second World War.

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Operators[edit]

 France

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Three
  • Length: 14.62 m (48 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 19.25 m (63 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 6.06 m (19 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 58.2 m2 (626 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 2,871 kg (6,329 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,799 kg (10,580 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Nbr, 485 kW (650 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph)
  • Range: 700 km (435 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,760 m (15,615 ft)

Armament

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Related lists

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 565. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 900 Sheet 01. 
  • aviafrance.com
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