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Loire
Loire-Gourdou-Leseurre
Groupe Loire-Nieuport
Ateliers et Chantiers de la Loire


Shipbuilder of St Nazaire and la Baule which entered aviation on acquiring Gourdou and Leseurre in 1925 to become Loire-Gourdou-Leseurre. The latter left in 1929 and Loire started their own aviation department. The first original design appeared in 1931. In 1933, Nieuport-Delage merged with Loire to become the Groupe Loire-Nieuport. They built single and multi-engined flying-boats, both civil and military, and fighters for the navy. Also constructed Bloch 200 and Dewoitine 500 for the Armee de I'Air. In 1936 became part of SNCAO.

 


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