Latécoère Late 29 / Late 290 / Late 293 / Late 294 / Late 296
Developed from the Latécoère 28.3, the Latécoère 29 design in 1928 won a French Navy competition for a new torpedo-bomber floatplane. The Latécoère 29.01 prototype was fitted temporarily with a wheeled landing gear arrangement and first flew in October 1931. After successful land-based and waterborne trials, the type entered production.
Twenty Latécoère 290s were ordered in 1932 and another 10 in the following year as the equipment of two squadrons. Survivors were relegated to the training role early in 1939, but became operational again after the outbreak of World War II, serving as coastal anti-submarine aircraft. One-off variants were the Latécoère 293 with the 540-kW (750-hp) Gnome-Rhone l4Kcrs radial and a larger rudder, the Latécoère 294 with a l4Kdrs engine, modified nose and redesigned vertical tail, and the Latécoère 296 with a 641 -kW (860-hp) Hispano-Suiza l2Ydrs-1 engine.
Laté 29: [Project] 3-engined flying boat
Laté 29: torpedo bomber adaptation of Laté 28
Laté 29 Series - 1930 design, torpedo-patrol bomber adaptation of Laté 28
Laté 29-0: 1931 torpedo floatplane, 1 x 650 hp HS.12Nbr, 32 built
Laté 29-0 exp.: 1 x Ratier var.-pitch prop; 1 x stainless floats
aka Laté 290
Laté 29-1: ordered for Marine but Laté 29-0 often listed as prod. model
Laté 29-2: [??]
Laté 29-3: 1932-33 torpedo floatplane, 1 x 725 hp G-R 14Kcrs, 1 built
aka Laté 293, some sources give 800 hp as power for G-R 14Kcrs
Laté 29-3 lost wing in 1933 while flown by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Laté 29-4: 1934 torpedo floatplane, 1 x 740 hp G-R 14Kdrs, 1 built
Laté 29-4: redesigned rear fuselage (to improve gunner's field of fire)
aka Laté 294, some sources give 830 hp as power for G-R 14Kcrs
Laté 29-5: [??]
Laté 29-6: torpedo floatplane, 1 x 860 hp HS.12Ydrs, 1 built
aka Laté 296 [rear fuselage as per Laté 29-0 or Laté 29-4 ?]
Laté 29-7: [??]
Engine: 1 x Hispano-Suiza l2Nbr, 485kW (650 hp).
Span: 19.25m (63ft 1.75 in)
Length: 14.62m (47ft 11.5 in)
Armament: 3x7.7-mm (0.303-in) machine-guns plus 1x670-kg (1,477-lb) torpedo or 2x150-kg (330-lb) bombs. Max T/O weight: 4800 kg (10,582 lb)
Max speed: 131 mph at sea level.
Operational range: 435 miles with maximum warload.
Engine: 540-kW (750-hp) Gnome-Rhone l4Kcrs
Engine: Gnome-Rhone l4Kdrs
Engine: 641 -kW (860-hp) Hispano-Suiza l2Ydrs-1