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The Lioré et Olivier H.246: A New French Four‐Engined Long‐Range Commercial Flying‐Boat

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 1938

Abstract

THIS seaplane is of interest, not only for its aero and hydrodynamic design, but also because of its construction. It is nowadays comparatively rare to find a flying boat with a metal hull and wooden planes— although it is only a few years since the protagonists of such a system were singing its praises, with particular references to its advantages in the event of a forced descent and the possibility of a damaged and leaking hull. Another point of interest is the use of liquid‐cooled engines in place of the more popular air‐cooled radiais. It also might be of interest to note that the Etablissement Lioré et Olivier has recently had its Argenteuil factory absorbed into the nationalised group forming the Société Nationale des Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud‐Est.

Citation

(1938), "The Lioré et Olivier H.246: A New French Four‐Engined Long‐Range Commercial Flying‐Boat", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 120-120. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030303

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