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- LATECOERE: The Pride of French Aviation/ 22 pages devoted to these famous inter-war flying boats.
LATECOERE: The Pride of French Aviation/ 22 pages devoted to these famous inter-war flying boats.
The Groupe Latécoère is an aircraft company currently based in Toulouse, France. Founded by Pierre-Georges Latécoère in 1917, the company was known in the past particularly for its seaplanes, the most famous of which was the Laté 631
The Latécoère 631 was a civil transatlantic flying boat built by Latécoère, the largest ever built up to its time. The type was not a success, being unreliable and uneconomic to operate. Five of the eleven aircraft built were written off in accidents and one was lost during World War II.
This 22-page document tells the story of the company's aeroplanes up to and including the Laté 631. It includes many pictures.