Lioré-et-Olivier LeO 458
The Lioré-et-Olivier LeO 458 was a version of the LeO 451 that was to be powered by the Wright Twin Cyclone engine. The aircraft was to use the 1,600hp Wright GR-2600-A4B, a twin row 14-cylinder engine developed from the successful Wright Cyclone. These engines would have provided around 50% more power than the Gnome-Rhone engines used in the LeO 451. Ten LeO 458s had been ordered before the start of the Second World War, and a further 200 were ordered during the phoney war period, but none were completed before the French armistice in June 1940.
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Rickard, J (12 May 2011), Lioré-et-Olivier LeO 458 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_liore_et_olivier_LeO_458.html