The Liore et Olivier 213 was an airliner developed in France in the mid 1920s. They were flown by Air Union on its premier routes linking Paris with London, Lyon, Maraeilles and Geneva until 1934.

The LeO airliner was developed from the LeO 20 bomber.

The prototype LeO 21 first flew in August 1926 and the second version, the LeO 212 was flown as an aerial restaurant.

Construction of the first LeO 213, with an increased wingspan and improved sound proofing, began in 1928 and a total of eleven were built.

Some were later converted for night services.

They began flying on Air Union’s Ray d’Or (Golden Ray) Paris-London service in 1928 and continued in service until May 1934 when they were withdrawn from service.

All remaining airworthy LeO 213s were then taken over by the French Air Force as troop transports, redesignated as Leo214s.

This model represents F-AIVG flying with Air Union circa 1930.

VLE Models 1/144 kit completed by Leigh Edmonds in January 2011.


MODEL: Liore et Olivier LeO 213 (Air Union, F-AIVG, 1930)

ROLE: biplane airliner

TIME PERIOD: 1928-1934

ENGINES: two Renault 12Ja V-12 piston engines of 336kW each

WING SPAN: 23.03m

LENGTH: 15.55m



RANGE: 560km

PAYLOAD: up to 12 passengers


SCALE: 1/144


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