Orenco D

The Orenco D was an American biplane fighter aircraft, designed by Orenco and built by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company.

It was the first fighter type of completely indigenous design to enter US military service.

Variants

Orenco D

Prototype, four built

Curtiss Orenco D

Production aircraft, 50 built.

Orenco D-2

Orenco D2 / PW-3

Prototype based on Curtiss Orenco D

Three built under the military designation PW-3.

Specifications

Crew

One

Length

21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)

Height

8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)

Upper Wing Span

30 ft (9.1 m)

Area

142 sq ft (13.2 m2)

Lower wing span

28 ft (8.5 m)

Area

119 sq ft (11.1 m2)

Total wing area (including ailerons)

261 sq ft (24.2 m2)

Wing gap

52 in (1,300 mm)

Wing stagger

12 in (300 mm)

Empty weight

1,666 lb (756 kg)

Gross weight

2,432 lb (1,103 kg)

Powerplant

One × Wright-Hispano H 300 hp (220 kW)

Fuel Capacity

330 lb (150 kg)

Performance

Speed

At sea level

147 mph (237 km/h)

At

10,000 ft (3,000 m)

139 mph (224 km/h)

Time to climb

5,000 ft (1,500 m): 4 min 20 s

10,000 ft (3,000 m): 8 min 54 s

15,000 ft (4,600 m): 16 min 45 s

Service ceiling

12,450 ft (3,790 m)

Range at full speed

275 mi (443 km)

Armament

2 × .30 in (7.6 mm) machine guns.

 

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