Letov Š-33

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Letov Š-33
Role Long-range bomber
National origin Czechoslovakia
Manufacturer Letov
First flight 1930

The Letov Š-33 was a 1930s prototype Czechoslovakian long-range bomber, designed and built by Letov.[1]

Development[edit]

Intended to meet a Czech military requirement and designed as a three-seat long-range bomber, the Š-33 first flew in 1930.[1] The Š-33 was a cantilever mid-wing monoplane with a conventional tailskid landing gear.[1] Powered by an 800 hp (597 kW) Isotta Fraschini engine, the Š-33 was tested but no production order was placed.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: three
  • Wingspan: 21.70 m (71 ft 2 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 4,400 kg (9,700 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Isotta Fraschini piston engine, 600 kW (800 hp) built by Praga
  • Propellers: 4-bladed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 270 km/h (168 mph; 146 kn)

Armament

  • Guns: three machine-guns
  • Bombs: up to 800Kg (1764lb)

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 2316
Bibliography
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
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