The Late 26 (about 70 were built during 1928-30 mainly for Aeropostale) was primarily a mailplane, although it accommodated two passengers. The crew sat in tandem open cockpits. Power was provided by a
450hp Renault 12Ja engine in the
Late 26.2R and a 500hp Renault
12Jb in the Late 26.6R.
| ENGINE||1 x 450hp Renault 12Ja|
| Take-off weight||3364 kg||7416 lb|
| Empty weight||1590 kg||3505 lb|
| Wingspan||17.40 m||57 ft 1 in|
| Length||12.20 m||40 ft 0 in|
| Height||3.90 m||13 ft 10 in|
| Wing area||48.60 m2||523.13 sq ft|
| Max. speed||188 km/h||117 mph|
| Cruise speed||157 km/h||98 mph|
| Ceiling||4500 m||14750 ft|
| Range||680 km||423 miles|
The text above states "two passengers".
My "History of aviation in Trinidad & Tobago" quotes that "On Friday, 29th August 1930, a French four-passenger aircraft F-AJGE landed on Queen's Park Savannah bringing Mr. Paul Vachet and his wife." The corresponding photograph shows a LATE 26. Was it a four-passenger aircraft or has the author confused 2 crew + 2 passengers as being equivalent to 4 passengers?
|Carlos Eduardo Porto, 22.07.2009|
I build one aermodel with 2 metter of the wing, because in 1929 crash in may citi, Florianopolis In Santa Catarina Brazil.It fly like a bird, slowly and calm.
|Marcelo Cal, 22.04.2008|
There is now an exemplary survivor who has flown for Aeropostale?.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?