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Various Latécoère flying boat projects

Jemiba

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.. and of course there were the vast numbers of Latécoere
flying boat projects, just have a look at Heshams list in "designation
systems". Just three examples, the Laté 120 from 1940, with four
HS 12Z engines in two tandem installations, the Laté 124 from 1942,
powered by four GR 14R and the Laté 132 from 1942, with four HS 36Y
and shaft driven pusher props.

For the drawings of the Latécoère types, I used Jean Cunys
book as a basis.
 

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From Le FANA 409;


here is the Latecoere Late.520 flying boat project model.
 

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From Le Fana 393.
 

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The posts about the Laté 300 - 302 and 520 - 523 were moved to the Aerospace section:
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,29680.0.html
Though built in very small numbers only, up to single examples of each type, posting them
in the projects section means overstretching point four of our forum rules ("Prototypes that didn't
enter series production may also be appropriate ...") a bit. Those flying boats actually were
used in service and not only for test flights.
To all of us : Sometimes it may be a bit difficult to decide, in which section to post, but some thoughts
should be spent for this task nevertheless. A type, that wasn't ordered and built after testing the
prototype probably is appropriate, a type like the Do X, which was widely used, though remaining a
one-off probably not. Please try to post with sound judgement !
 

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Jemiba said:
To all of us : Sometimes it may be a bit difficult to decide, in which section to post, but some thoughts
should be spent for this task nevertheless. A type, that wasn't ordered and built after testing the
prototype probably is appropriate, a type like the Do X, which was widely used, though remaining a
one-off probably not. Please try to post with sound judgement !
OK
 

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Are those giant flaps on the 124?
 

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I can't read French. I have the material, but I am completely powerless. :'(
 

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Avimimus said:
Are those giant flaps on the 124?
I am unsure this applies to the type 124 as well, but here goes: about the type 123, Jean Cuny states it was designed to have (nearly?) full-span combined flaps/ailerons ('volets/ailerons')
Source: 'Latécoère - Les Avions et Hydravions', Docavia Volume 34, Éditions Larivière.
 

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Hi! Latecoere 631 prototype picture.
https://oldmachinepress.com/category/aircraft/post-world-war-ii/

This 3D model is not a prototype, but amazing model.
This model is mouse operated, rotates and can be expanded or reduced.
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/kX80y

Mockup

Flying over Notre-Dame Cathedral.
https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Latecoere-6...lane-Desktop-Wood-Model-Big-New-/162625518616

Three side view.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:3-views_of_the_Latécoère_631.jpg
 

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A well known aircraft and 11 examples were built,Latecoere 631,it is belonged to Aviation & Space Section.
 
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