Liore et Olivier LeO 20

The Lioré et Olivier LeO 20 was a French night-bomber aircraft built by Lioré et Olivier.


Liore et Olivier LeO 20
Class Aircraft
Type Bomber
Manufacturer Liore et Olivier
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1927
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Brazil View
France 1928 1939 View
Romania View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Liore et Olivier 320 View

The LeO 20 was a development of the LeO 122 prototype. It won the 1926 French ministry competition for a new night-bomber, and received an order for 50 aircraft. The first were delivered at the end of 1926 and flight tested at Villacoublay in 1927. A total of 311 aircraft were delivered to the French air arm, ending in December 1932.

Role night-bomber
National origin France
Manufacturer Lioré et Olivier
First flight 1927
Introduction 1928
Retired 1939
Status retired
Primary user French Air Force
Number built 320
Developed from Lioré et Olivier LeO 122


General characteristics

  • Capacity: 3
  • Length: 13.81 m (45 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 22.25 m (73 ft in)
  • Height: 4.26 m (13 ft 12 in)
  • Wing area: 105 m2 (1,130 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 2,725 kg (6,008 lb)
  • Gross weight: 5,460 kg (12,037 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Gnome-Rhone 9Ady radial piston, 313 kW (420 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 198 km/h (123 mph)
  • Range: 1,000 km (621 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,760 m (18,900 ft)

Armament

  • 2x 7.7mm machine guns on pivot mount in nose
  • 2x 7.7mm machine guns in dorsal position
  • 1x 7.7mm machine gun in ventral bin
  • up to 500kg (1,102lb) of bombs

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