The Letord 2
French twin-engine WWI reconnaissance biplane is instantly recognizable from the negative stagger on the wings, the Letord is one of the frequently-overlooked planes of WWI. The Letord 2 was powered by two 200hp Hispano-Suiza 8Ba engines. The two observers -- one in the nose and another behind the pilot -- were each armed with single or twin Lewis guns (twin on this model), and a 130-150kg bomb load was sometimes carried. 89 Letords were in service in August 1917 and up to 121 in November, with 200-300 produced overall. They were mixed into units including other types such as the SPAD 11
, or Caudron R.4
This plane comes in 1:144 and 1:285/6mm/1:288 scales. The 1:285 product uses propeller disks rather than blades. You can snap them off if you prefer.
Related products: Letord 1
, Letord 2
For more details and gaming information, see https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/Letord_2