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Lat?co?re 290
« on: October 03, 2021, 12:41:45 PM »
In 1927, Lat?co?re developed the successful Lat?co?re 28 mail plane. After 2 years, the company's designers decided to take it as the basis for the torpedo bomber project. The new aircraft received the designation Lat?co?re 290. On October 3, 1931, the first flight of the Lat?co?re 290 torpedo bomber took place.

Similar in design to its predecessor, the Lat?co?re 290 was a high-wing with a non-retractable landing gear (a wheeled chassis was installed at the factory, which was later changed to a float one). It was equipped with a Hispano-Suiza 12Nbr engine (650 hp) Maximum speed - 210 km / h, flight range - 700 km. The armament consisted of 3 ? 7.7 mm machine guns + 1 torpedo or 2 ? 150 kg bombs.

After successful tests, the Lat?co?re 290 began to enter the French Naval Aviation squadrons. 35 aircraft of the main modification + 3 experimental ones were produced, differing mainly in engines. Lat?co?re 290 operated until 1939.