North American NA-35 / Vega 35

The North American NA-35 was a training aircraft.

It was first test-flown in January 1940.

Although announced for trade the month after, the project was pushed aside by plant expansions and the development of the P-51 Mustang.

Further test flights were conducted and construction began on a few more aircraft, but the project remained stagnant until Vega Aircraft Corporation bought the rights to the aircraft in October 1940 to develop into the Vega 35.

Specifications

Crew

Two

Length

25 ft 6 in (7.77 m)

Wingspan

29 ft 10 in (9.09 m)

Height

6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)

Wing area

147.2 sq ft (13.68 m2)

Airfoil

NACA-4416R at root

Tapering to NACA-6409R at tip

Empty weight

1,218 lb (552 kg)

Gross weight

1,760 lb (798 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Menasco C4S-2 , 150 hp (110 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

140 mph (230 km/h, 120 kn)

Cruise speed

124 mph (200 km/h, 108 kn)

Range

305 mi (491 km, 265 nmi)

Service ceiling

18,500 ft (5,600 m)

Rate of climb

900 ft/min (4.6 m/s).

 

 

 

 

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