Letord 4

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Letord 4
Role Reconnaissance/Bomber
Manufacturer Letord
Introduction Dec 1917 [1]
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Developed from Letord 1
Wingspan 17.7 m (58 ft) [2]
Engine 2×160hp Lorraine-Dietrich 8A
Armament 1-2×nose flexible Lewis
1-2×rear flexible Lewis
140 kg (300 lb) of bombs[2]
Crew 3
Max Speed 140 km/h (87 mph)[3]
Climb 2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 13:40[2]
2,200 m (7,220 ft) in 13:40 [3]
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 25:10[2]
Ceiling 4,300 m (14,000 ft)[2]-4,500 m (14,800 ft)[3]
Endurance 3:00 [3][2]

The Letord 4 was basically a Letord 1 with twin 160hp Lorraine-Dietrich 8A engines, and it was frequently used as a light bomber. [1]

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

Miniatures and Models[edit]

A Letord 1 or Letord 2 makes a good substitute.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Davilla, p.291.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lamberton, p.218-220.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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.