LACAB GR.8 Doryphore

The LACAB GR.8 Doryphore was a prototype Belgian multi-role combat aircraft of the 1930s.

A twin engined biplane, it was intended to carry out bombing and reconnaissance missions, as well as act as an escort fighter.

It was already obsolete when the prototype was completed and no more were built.

Specifications

Crew

Three

Length

13.45 m (44 ft 2 in)

Wingspan

18.00 m (59 ft 1 in)

Height

4.15 m (13 ft 7 in)

Wing area

65.0 m2 (700 sq ft)

Empty weight

3,400 kg (7,496 lb)

Gross weight

5,200 kg (11,464 lb)

Powerplant

2 × Gnome-Rhône 14Kdrs 14-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 580 kW (780 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed

360 km/h (220 mph, 190 kn)

Range

1,000 km (620 mi, 540 nmi)

Service ceiling

8,800 m (28,900 ft)

Time to altitude

7 min to 4,000 m (13,100 ft)

Armament

Guns

6× 7.62 mm machine guns in nose, dorsal and ventral turrets

Bombs

800 kg (1,800 lb) bombs.

 

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