Specifications – Lioré et Olivier LeO-451

Crew: 4
Length: 17.17 m (56 ft 4 in)
Wingspan: 22.52 m (73 ft 11 in)
Height: 5.24 m (17 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 66 m² (710 ft²)
Empty weight: 7,530 kg (16,600 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 11,398 kg (25,130 lb)

Powerplant:
2 × Gnome-Rhône 14N-48 / Gnome-Rhône 14N-49
or Gnome-Rhône 14N-38 / Gnome-Rhône 14N-39 or Gnome & Rhône 14N-46 / Gnome-Rhône 14N-47
14-cylinder air-cooled two-row radial engine
790 kW (1,060 hp) each
Fuel capacity: 3,235 l (855 US gal)

Performance:

Maximum speed: 495 km/h, up to 502 km/h
on trials (260 knots, 300 mph) at 4,000 m (13,125 ft)
Cruise speed: 420 km/h (225 knots, 260 mph)
Range: 2900 km (1,565 nm, 1,800 mi)
Service ceiling: 9,000 m (29,530 ft)

Armament:

Guns:
1x 20 mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404 cannon in dorsal turret, 120 rounds
1x 7.5 mm (0.295 in) MAC 1934 fixed forward-firing machine gun, 300 rounds
1x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 in “dustbin” retractable ventral turret, 500 rounds
Bombs:
Up to 1568 kg (3,457 lb) of bombs in fuselage and wing root bomb bays
7x 200 kg bombs (actual bomb weight: 224 kg or 494 lb)

LeO 451

LeO 451

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