No. 8947. Latham 45 ("G 17") French Navy
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Latham 45

05/31/2009. Remarks by Nico Braas: "The French Latham company designed and built at their Caudebec-en-Caux plant in the mid-twenties a three-seat seaplane bomber, designated Latham 45. It was a biplane with a light-alloy hull and wooden wings. The two 360 hp Gnome-Rhone 9Aa nine-cylinder radial engines were placed in tandem in a nacelle in the centre of the upper wing, driving two-bladed tractor and pusher propellers.

The Latham 45 had its maiden flight in the first half of 1927, and in August it was flown to an air show in Copenhagen in Denmark, making an intermediate stop at Rotterdam harbor, where the picture was taken. However, no orders were placed and the sole example was acquired by the French navy and served for a short period at Cherbourg maritime centre. "

Created May 31, 2009