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Latécoère Late 6 / LAT.6 / Laté 6 Jupiter

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1921 saw the test flight of the Late 6 (or LAT.6), an advanced bomber escort fighter in the multiplace de combat category.

Initially flown with 4 x 260 hp Salmson Z9s in push-pull pairs, later, as the Laté 6 Jupiter, flew with 4 x 400 hp Bristol Jupiters.

An all-metal sesquiplane with considerable sweepback, it failed to gain a production contract and the  Laté 6 was abandoned due to the high cost of all-metal geodesic construction.


Engine: 4 x 400hp Bristol Jupiter / 4 x 194kW Salmson Z-9
Max take-off weight: 7050 kg / 15543 lb
Empty weight: 5000 kg / 11023 lb
Wingspan: 27.70 m / 90 ft 11 in
Length: 15.74 m / 51 ft 8 in
Wing area: 124.00 sq.m / 1334.72 sq ft
Max. speed: 215 km/h / 134 mph
Cruise speed: 166 km/h / 103 mph
Ceiling: 6000 m / 19700 ft
Crew: 4-5
Armament: 3 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 2000kg of bombs

 


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