Lioré et Olivier LeO H-242
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|Role||Passenger flying boat|
|Manufacturer||Lioré et Olivier|
|Primary user||Air France|
- First prototype. Powered by two 373 kW (500 hp) Renault 12Jb engines. One built.
- The initial four-engined long-range heavy-weight variant of the H-24. The hull was almost exclusively made of anodised Duralumin, for corrosion resistance. Although construction began before the H.242, the sole H.241 was completed later, but did not enter production.
- Initial production. Powered by four Gnome-Rhône 7Kd Titan Major radial engines. Two were built for Air France and delivered in December 1933 and February 1934. They could carry ten passengers.
- Revised production version, with a modified engine installation. Twelve were built for Air France and delivered between March 1935 and May 1937, carrying twelve passengers. Most H.242/1s were fitted with wide chord NACA cowlings over the front engine only, but some aircraft were fitted with narrow chord Townend rings around the front engine.
- an un-built projected version for the French navy with enlarged hull.
- A projected high-speed inter-continental flying boat for Air Union, abandoned when Air Union was absorbed by Air France.
- A major redesign, the four engines now all in tractor configuration.
- Regia Aeronautica - Captured aircraft.
Data from The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft 
- Crew: 4
- Capacity: 12 passengers
- Length: 18.45 m (60 ft 6½ in)
- Wingspan: 28.00 m (91 ft 10¼ in)
- Height: 6.33 m (20 ft 9¼ in)
- Wing area: 116.3 m² (1,251 ft²)
- Empty weight: 5,868 kg (12,937 lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 8,700 kg (19,180 lb)
- Powerplant: 4 × Gnome-Rhône 7Kd Titan Major 7-cylinder radial engine, 261 kW (350 hp) each
- Maximum speed: 240 km/h (130 knots, 149 mph)
- Range: 1,100 km (595 NM, 684 mi)
- Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,765 ft)
- Wing loading: kg/m² (lb/ft²)
- Power/mass: W/kg (hp/lb)
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