Gourdou-Leseurre GL-810, 811, 812, 813 HY

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Gourdou-Leseurre GL-810, 811, 812, 813 HY

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Barry, 21.11.2016 18:03

The initial prototype was the L-2, which was a catapult launched sea plane powered by an uncowled Jupiter engine and making it's first flight in 1927. Followed by six revised L-3. The first production was the GL 810 HY, of which 14 were ordered by the Aeronautique Navale, with the first flying 23rd September 1930. In 1931 twenty GL-811 HY were ordered for operation from the sea plane carrier "Commadant Teste". Between 1933 and 1934 twenty nine GL-812 HY (illustrated) and 13 GL-813 HY were ordered.The last remaining in service until 1940.

GL-812 HY

Crew 3

Power plant 1 x 420 h.p. Gnome-Rhone 9Ady Jupiter 9 cylinder radial.

Span 52'6" Length 34'5" Height 12'8" Wing area 441 sq ft
Empty weight 3,726 lb Gross weight 5,423 lb

Max speed 124 mph Range 348 miles Service ceiling 19,700 ft


Brian Johnston, e-mail, 30.05.2012 18:15

Basic information on this series of 3-seat reconnaisance floatplanes can be found on aviafrance.com


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