Letord 5

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Letord 5
Role Reconnaissance/Bomber
Manufacturer Letord
Primary user Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
Number built 51 [1]
Developed from Letord 1
Wingspan 18.1 m (59 ft 3 in) [2]
Engine 2×240hp Lorraine 8Fb
Armament 1-2×nose flexible Lewis
1-2×rear flexible Lewis
140 kg (300 lb) of bombs[2]
Crew 3
Max Speed 170 km/h (106 mph)[3]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 10:00[3][2]
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 18:00[2]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 20:00[3]-31:00[2]
Ceiling 4,900 m (16,100 ft)[3][2]
Range 455 km (280 mi)[3]
Endurance 3:00 [3][2]

With twin 240hp engines, the Letord 5 was probably intended more as a bomber than a reconnaissance aircraft. Fifty-one were built and they probably saw first use in 1918. [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 2.6 Lamberton, p.218-220.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 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.