Mohawk YPT-7 / M1C Pinto

 

1st Flight 1929

The US Army evaluated the Mohawk (YPT-7) as a Fighter, the weight of the added armament and military hardware made the aircraft too heavy and performance was dismal.

Although the aircraft performed extremely well, minus the added weight of the military hardware, it was deemed not viable to pursue with the project.  

Variants

M1C-K

Kinner K-5 powered variant, five built.

M1C-W

Warner Scarab powered variant, one modified from M1C-K and two more built.

YPT-7

United States Army Air Corps designation for one M1C-K for evaluation in 1930 the Kinner K-5 engine given the military designation YR-370-1.

Specifications

Crew: 1

Capacity: 1 passenger

Length: 24 ft 2 in (7.37 m)

Wingspan: 34 ft 11 in (10.64 m)

Height: 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m)

Wing area: 145 sq ft (13.5 m2)

Empty weight: 1,125 lb (510 kg)

Gross weight: 1,800 lb (816 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Kinner K-5 , 90 hp (67 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 115 mph (185 km/h, 100 kn)

Cruise speed: 95 mph (153 km/h, 83 kn)

Range: 550 mi (890 km, 480 nmi)

Service ceiling: 18,000 ft (5,500 m)

Rate of climb: 1,100 ft/min (5.6 m/s).

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