Letord 2

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Letord 2
Role Reconnaissance/Bomber
Manufacturer Letord
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Developed from Letord 1
Engine 2×200hp Hispano-Suiza 8Ba vees[1]
Armament 1-2×front flexible Lewis and
1-2×rear flexible Lewis
Crew 3
Max Speed 157 km/h (98 mph) [2]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 10:00[2]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 29:00 [2]
Ceiling 5,400 m (17,700 ft) [2]
Range 370 km (230 mi) [2]
Endurance 3:00 [2]

The Letord 2 was a twin-engine reconnaissance biplane. Like its predecessor the Letord 1, this three-seater featured negatively-staggered wings and twin engines. The Letord 2 was powered by two 200hp Hispano-Suiza 8Ba engines. The two observers -- one in the nose and another behind the pilot -- were each armed with single or twin Lewis guns (twin on this model), 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.

Timeline [note 1]

Game Data

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

Plane and Crew Cards

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Isometric Top Views


  1. Timeline numbers are approximate, based on a few known date-counts. Data is for all Letords.[1]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Davilla, p.290.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Davilla, p.294.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.