Latecoere 3
1919
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Latecoere 3

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Specification 
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x Salmson 8Z, 260hp
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1670 kg3682 lb
    Empty weight930 kg2050 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan12.85 m42 ft 2 in
    Length8.25 m27 ft 1 in
    Height3.40 m11 ft 2 in
    Wing area46.25 m2497.83 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed170 km/h106 mph
    Cruise speed159 km/h99 mph
    Range600 km373 miles

Comments
Graham Summers, 03.02.2018

Societe Industrielle d'Aviation Latécoère were formed in 1917, initially building other manufacturers aircraft under license, such as the Nieuport 27. Following a couple of unsuccessful designs, Latécoère developed the Laté 3 to provide an aircraft for use on the manufacturers own airline, Lignes Aeriennes Latécoère. The sole example first flew in 1919, and was used on mail services between France, Spain and Morocco.

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