The whole France-Brazil Aeropostale route (with the aid of ships from Dakar to Natal) was opened in early 1928. At least two Late 14's were followed by approximately 20 Late 17s. The latter was a single-engined parasol-wing monoplane with a rounded metal fuselage (fabric-covered) accommodating four passengers plus baggage and mail. Most were powered by a 224kW Renault 12Fc engine, although some were fitted with a Gnome-Rhone-built Jupiter.
| ENGINE||1 x 280hp Renault 12Fc|
| Take-off weight||2137 kg||4711 lb|
| Empty weight||1510 kg||3329 lb|
| Wingspan||14.68 m||48 ft 2 in|
| Length||9.62 m||32 ft 7 in|
| Height||3.17 m||10 ft 5 in|
| Wing area||36.00 m2||387.50 sq ft|
| Max. speed||164 km/h||102 mph|
| Cruise speed||132 km/h||82 mph|
| Ceiling||4300 m||14100 ft|
| Range||500 km||311 miles|
|Sunderajan, e-mail, 30.03.2011 06:19|
Latcoere 17 was perhaps the aircraft depicted by Antoine De St.Exupery in his "Night Flight"
|Jack Russell, Aeromarine West, e-mail, 01.01.2008 20:42|
I've been in aviation for quite some time, but only just now came upon the Latecoere 17. One would certainly not call it a "beautiful" AC, however, there IS something about her that has struck a chord in me... I definitely wish to learn more about her. Many thanks for your great website!
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