Lioré et Olivier
Lioré et Olivier C30. The Lioré and Olivier LeO C-30 was an autogyro made in France during the interwar period. Autogyro connection. First flight in August 1935. Almost 59 units built for the Air Force and the Navy.
Lioré et Olivier H.43 of the Escadrille 3S1, Saint-Mandrier, France (1940). The Lioré et Olivier LeO H-43 was a reconnaissance seaplane produced in France in the 1930s. The twenty examples purchased briefly equipped two squadrons from February 1940, but all were withdrawn with the Fall of France.
These aircraft flew convoy escort and anti-submarine patrols in Sept 39 before being used as tactical bombers against land targets during the Blitzkrieg suffering heavy losses.Fifty-three remained on strength with Vichy forces in Aug 40,and these were used for secondary roles such as training until 1944