Levy-Besson "High Seas" Flying Boat
|Levy-Besson "High Seas"|
|Number built||a few |
|Engine||3×350hp Lorraine or|
|Max Speed||155 km/h (96 mph)|
|Range||1,800 km (1,100 mi)|
|Endurance||3-12 hours  or 4:00|
The "High Seas" category of flying boat was for a large, four-man flying boat with radio, long range, and cannon armament, in the same class as the Curtiss H-12 and Felixstowe F.2a. The Levy-Besson "High Seas" Flying Boat was accepted by Aviation Maritime and two hundred were ordered, but only a few were completed before the Armistice and the rest of the order was cancelled. 
The large plane had folding wings. Production delays limited its numbers greatly.
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