Latecoere 290
1931
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Late 290

The Late 290 was a naval development of the Late 28. Two prototypes were followed by 40 production aircraft built during 1933-34. Each powered by a single 650hp Hispano-Suiza 12Nbr engine, these were normally operated with twin metal floats. Armament comprised twin machine-guns in a manually operated dorsal turret and a torpedo or two 150kg bombs. Production aircraft were flown by Escadrilles 1T1 and 4T1 of the French Aeronavale.

Late 293


Specification 
 ENGINE1 x 690hp Hispano-Suiza 12Nbrs
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight4799 kg10580 lb
    Empty weight2871 kg6330 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan19.25 m63 ft 2 in
    Length14.62 m48 ft 12 in
    Height6.06 m20 ft 11 in
    Wing area58.20 m2626.46 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed210 km/h130 mph
    Cruise speed165 km/h103 mph
    Ceiling4760 m15600 ft
    Range700 km435 miles
 ARMAMENT1-3 x 7.5mm machine-guns, 1 x 670kg torpedo

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