Letord 1

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Letord 1
French Aircraft of the First World War Q66791.jpg
Role Reconnaissance/Bomber
Manufacturer Letord
Introduction April 1917 [1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 200-300 [2]
Variants Letord 2, Letord 4, Letord 5
Wingspan 18.0 m (59 ft 1 in) [3]
Engine 2×150hp Hispano-Suiza 8A vee
Armament 1-2×front flexible Lewis and
1-2×rear flexible Lewis
136 kg (300 lb) of bombs
Crew 3
Max Speed 150 km/h (93 mph)[4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:20[4]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 12:00[3]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 21:30[4][3]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 36:00 [4][3]
Ceiling 5,200 m (17,100 ft)[4][3]
Range 350 km (220 mi)[4]
Endurance 3:00 [4][3]

The Letord 1 twin-engine reconnaissance biplane was instantly recognizable from the negative stagger on the wings. The Letord is one of the frequently-overlooked planes of WWI. The Letord 1 was powered by two 150hp Hispano-Suiza 8A engines. The two observers -- one in the nose and another behind the pilot -- were each armed with single or twin Lewis guns; and a 130–150 kg (290–330 lb) bomb load was sometimes carried. 89 Letords were in service in August 1917 and up to 121 in November, with 200-300 produced overall. They were mixed into units including other types such as the SPAD 11, Strutters, or Caudron R.4's.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Letord Let.1.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
17Q2-18Q4 Y B/B or A/A or B/A 18 12 5

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Notes
  1. Timeline numbers are approximate, based on a few known date-counts. Data is for all Letords.[2]
Citations
  1. Lamberton, p.90.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Davilla, p.290.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Lamberton, p.218-220.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Davilla, p.294.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.