Letov S-16

The Letov Š-16 was a Czechoslovak single-engined, two-seat biplane bomber. It was designed by Alois Šmolík at Letov Kbely. Š-16 first flew in 1926.

Letov S-16
Class Aircraft
Type Bomber
Manufacturer Letov Kbely
Origin Czechoslovakia
Country Name Origin Year
Czechoslovakia 1926
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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Letov Kbely 89 View

Role Bomber
Manufacturer Letov Kbely
Designer Šmolík
First flight 1926
Primary user Czechoslovakian Air Force
Number built 89


General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 10.22 m (33 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.30 m (50 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 3.353 m (11 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,400 kg (3,080 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 2,279 kg (5,026 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lorraine Dietrich inline engine, 331 kW (450 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 230 km/h (124 kt, 142 mph)
  • Range: 999 km (621 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,320 ft)

Armament

  • 1x fixed machine gun
  • 1x twin machine gun on swiwel mount

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