|Levasseur PL.2, June 1926|
|First flight||November 1922|
|Primary user||French Navy|
Design and development
The second design of Pierre Levasseur was the PL.2, a single-seat unequal-span biplane inspired by designs from Blackburn Aircraft. It had a fixed tailskid landing gear and was powered by a nose-mounted Renault engine. The first of two prototypes first flew in November 1922. The second aircraft had a four-bladed propeller and other powerplant improvements. Nine production aircraft were built in 1923, these were fitted with ballonets and jettisonable landing gear for operations at sea.
- PL 2 AT-01 : First torpedo-bomber prototype.
- PL 2 AT-02 : Second prototype, equipped with a four-blade propeller.
- PL.2 : Single-seat torpedo-bomber aircraft, nine built for the French Navy.
Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft
- Crew: 1
- Length: 14.9 m (49 ft 8.50 in)
- Wingspan: 15.15 m (49 ft 8½ in)
- Height: 3.9 m (13 ft 3.25 in)
- Gross weight: 3,653 kg (8,053 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Renault 12Ma, 433 kW (580 hp)
- Maximum speed: 180 km/h (112 mph)
- Range: 700 km (435 miles)
- Service ceiling: 2454 m (8,052 ft)
- 1 x 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine-gun
- 450Kg (992lb) Torpedo or bombs
- Taylor and Alexander 1969, pp. 102-103.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). London: Orbis Publishing. 1985, pp. 2317–2318.
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