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GL-812 HY

CountryFrance
ManufacturerGourdou-Leseurre
Primary RoleSeaplane

Contributor:

ww2dbaseIn the late 1920s, aircraft manufacturer presented the L2 and L3 prototype floatplanes to the French Navy, which expressed interest, accepting them into service in late 1930 under the designation of GL-810 HY; 14 examples of the original design were built. In 1931, an order was issued for 20 examples of the GL-811 HY variant design, followed by a further 29 examples of GL-812 HY in 1933 and 13 examples of GL-813 HY in 1934. They served aboard several French cruisers as well as with several seaplane squadrons. When the European War broke out in 1939, squadrons 1S2 at Cherbourg and 3S3 at Berre were activated and were equipped with HY-810 HY series of floatplanes, flying patrols over the French coast against German naval activities. Survivors of the German invasion were retired from service by the end of 1940.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Dec 2012

GL-812 HY Timeline

23 Sep 1930 The first production example of GL-810 HY floatplanes took flight at Les Mureaux, France.

SPECIFICATIONS

GL-812 HY
MachineryOne Gnome-Rhone 9Ady Jupiter 9-cyl radial piston engine rated at 420hp
Crew3
Span16.00 m
Length10.49 m
Height3.86 m
Wing Area41.00 m
Weight, Empty1,690 kg
Weight, Maximum2,460 kg
Speed, Maximum200 km/h
Service Ceiling6,000 m
Range, Normal560 km

Photographs

L2 prototype aircraft, late 1920sGL-811 HY floatplane, 1930sGL-812 HY floatplane in flight, 1930sGL-813 HY floatplane on a ship catapult, 1930s




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