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The Bellanca YO-50 was a United States prototype observation aircraft, built for the United States Army in 1940.
Typical for aircraft of its type, it was a high wing braced monoplane with fixed tail wheel undercarriage and extensive cabin glazing.
Its inverted “V” engine made it resemble its German equivalent, the Fieseler Storch.
Three examples were purchased for evaluation against the Stinson YO-49 and Ryan YO-51 Dragonfly.
The Stinson won the production contract, and no further YO-50s were built.
35 ft 2 in (10.72 m)
55 ft 6 in (16.92 m)
3,887 lb (1,763 kg)
1 × Ranger V-770-1, air-cooled inverted V12 engine,
420 hp (310 kW)
126 mph (203 km/h, 109 kn)
105 mph (169 km/h, 91 kn)
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