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Lioré et Olivier LeO H-43

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The ”’Lioré et Olivier LeO H-43”’ was a reconnaissance seaplane produced in France in the 1930s.<ref name=’Jane’s ‘>Taylor 1989, 580</ref> It was a strut-braced, mid-wing monoplane of largely conventional design, provided with an observation balcony underneath the fuselage.<ref name=’WAIF’>”World Aircraft Information Files, File 900 Sheet 08</ref> It was designed to be launched by catapult from warships, and after a first flight in 1934, trails of this nature were conducted on board ”[[Commandant Teste]]”.

Development was prolonged and the prototype underwent much modification before an order for 20 machines was placed by the [[Aéronavale]]. Even after this, a major redesign to the forward fuselage was specified as part of the production order.<ref name=’WAIF’ /> As a result, the first test flight of the production version did not take place until 13 July 1939, by which time the H-43 was already obsolete.<ref name=’WAIF’ /><ref name=’Jane’s’ />

The twenty examples purchased briefly equipped two squadrons from February 1940, but all were withdrawn with the Fall of France.

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** ”[[Aéronavale]]
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* {{cite book |last= Taylor |first= Michael J. H. |title=Jane’s Encyclopedia of Aviation |year=1989 |publisher=Studio Editions |location=London |pages= }}
* {{cite book |title=World Aircraft Information Files |publisher=Bright Star Publishing|location=London |pages= }}
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{{Lioré et Olivier aircraft}}
{{Aviation lists}}

[[Category:French military reconnaissance aircraft 1930-1939]]
[[Category:Seaplanes and flying boats]]
[[Category:Lioré et Olivier aircraft]]

(Via Wikipedia – New pages [en].)

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