Latecoere 28
1929
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Latecoere 28

Developed from the Latecoere 26, the Latecoere 28.0 was a braced high-wing monoplane powered by a Renault 12Jbr engine. The enclosed cockpit accommodated a pilot and co-pilot/ engineer, and the cabin was furnished for eight passengers. Seventeen Late 28.0s were followed by 29 Late 28.1 aircraft with a 373kW Hispano-Suiza 12Hbxr engine. A number of Late 28.0s were converted subsequently to Late 28.1 standard.

The sole Late 28.2 was a mail carrier and established several payload/speed world records in 1931. The first of five Late 28.3 mail carriers was flown by the celebrated Jean Mermoz on 11/12 April 1930 to achieve a world closed-circuit distance record for seaplanes of 4308km. The Latecoere 28 was a successful aircraft, holding several records and performing reliably as a mail carrier. This Latecoere 28.1 has a Hispano-Suiza engine.

The remaining Late 28.3s were used on Mediterranean routes and charter services. The Late 28.1/H was a wheel landing gear version of the Late 28.3. Two one-off aircraft were the Late 28.3-I, a passenger version of the Late 28.3, and the Late 28.4-I, also developed from the Late 28.3 but powered by a Gnome-Rhone 14Kbr radial engine of 522kW. In 1930 there appeared the Late 28.5, structurally strengthened and powered by a 485kW Hispano-Suiza 12Nbr, followed by three Late 28.6 aircraft, also Hispano-powered and built for Venezuela, which had already purchased two Late 28.1s.

3-View 
Latecoere 28A three-view drawing (612 x 784)


Specification 
 MODELLate 28.1
 CREW3
 PASSENGERS8
 ENGINE1 x Hispano-Suiza 12Hbxr, 500hp
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight4040 kg8907 lb
    Empty weight2440 kg5379 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan19.25 m63 ft 2 in
    Length13.64 m45 ft 9 in
    Height3.58 m12 ft 9 in
    Wing area48.60 m2523.13 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed232 km/h144 mph
    Cruise speed200 km/h124 mph
    Ceiling5200 m17050 ft
    Range1000 km621 miles
    Range w/max.fuel1000 km621 miles

Comments
ALEX ROIG, 25.04.2016

It┤s p˛sible get the plans of latecoere 28? I want built for rc 225cm spanw. wonderfoul plane!

oscar a. casa├▒e, 01.08.2010

buenisimo dise├▒o,estoy construyendo escala 1:1para instalar un motor perkins de 450 hp-marino,y matricular como experimental.combustible diesel.-

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