Lioré et Olivier LeO 20
|Lioré et Olivier LeO 20|
|Manufacturer||Lioré et Olivier|
|Primary user||French Air Force|
|Developed from||Lioré et Olivier LeO 122|
The LeO 20 was a development of the LeO 122 prototype. It won the 1926 French ministry competition for a new night-bomber, and received an order for 50 aircraft. The first were delivered at the end of 1926 and flight tested at Villacoublay in 1927. A total of 311 aircraft were delivered to the French air arm, ending in December 1932.
- LeO 20 - twin-engine night bomber with Gnome-Rhône 9Ady engines (320 built)
- LeO 201 - re-designation for parachute trainers converted from LeO 20
- LeO 203 - four-engine version with Gnome-Rhône 7Kb engines
- LeO H-20/4 - floatplane version of LeO 203
- LeO 206 - production version of LeO 203 with revised nose, ventral "balcony" and tail gun (37 built)
- LeO 207 - similar to LeO 206 but with different nose and smaller "balcony" (3 built)
- LeO 208 - similar to LeO 20 but with enclosed cabin and Gnome-Rhône 14Mrs engines
Operators/Units using this aircraft
- French Air Force
- French Navy
Specifications (LeO 20)
Data from 
- Capacity: 3
- Length: 13.81 m (45 ft 4 in)
- Wingspan: 22.25 m (73 ft in)
- Height: 4.26 m (13 ft 12 in)
- Wing area: 105 m2 (1,130 ft2)
- Empty weight: 2,725 kg (6,008 lb)
- Gross weight: 5,460 kg (12,037 lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × Gnome-Rhone 9Ady radial piston, 313 kW (420 hp) each
- Maximum speed: 198 km/h (123 mph)
- Range: 1,000 km (621 miles)
- Service ceiling: 5,760 m (18,900 ft)
- 2x 7.7mm machine guns on pivot mount in nose
- 2x 7.7mm machine guns in dorsal position
- 1x 7.7mm machine gun in ventral bin
- up to 500kg (1,102lb) of bombs
- Related lists
- Sharpe, 2000. pg 243.
- Donald, 1997. pg 565.
- Sharpe, Michael (2000). Biplanes, Triplanes, and Seaplanes. London: Friedman/Fairfax Books. ISBN 1-58663-300-7.
- Donald, David, ed. (1997). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Prospero Books. ISBN 1-85605-375-X.