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Letov Š-33
Role Long-range bomber
National origin Czechoslovakia
Manufacturer Letov
First flight 1930

The Letov Š-33 was a 1930s prototype Czechoslovakian long-range bomber designed and built by Letov.[1]

DevelopmentEdit

Intended to meet a Czech military requirement and designed as the three-seat long range bomber, the Š-33 first flew in 1930.[1] The Š-33 was a cantilever mid-wing monoplane with a conventional tailskid landing gear.[1] Powered by a 800 hp (597 kW) Isotta Fraschini engine the Š-33 was tested but no production order was placed.[1]

SpecificationsEdit

Data from [1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 3
  • Wingspan: 21.70 m (71 ft 2 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 4,400 kg (9,700 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Isotta Fraschini piston engine, 600 kW (800 hp) built by Praga
  • Propellers: 4-bladed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 270 km/h (168 mph; 146 kn)</ul>Armament
  • Guns: three machine-guns
  • Bombs: up to 800Kg (1764lb)
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ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Orbis 1985, p. 2316
Bibliography
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
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