Vought V-141 / V-143

The Vought V-141 (which was later redesignated V-143 after modification) was a prototype American single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s.

It was a development of the unsuccessful Northrop 3-A design, but was itself a failure, being rejected by the United States Army Air Corps.

Only 1 prototype was produced.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

26 ft 0 in (7.92 m)

Wingspan

33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)

Height

9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)

Wing area

187 sq ft (17.4 m2)

Empty weight

3,940 lb (1,787 kg)

Gross weight

4,370 lb (1,982 kg)

Fuel capacity

112 US Gallon, 424 L

Powerplant

1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1535-SB4G air-cooled radial engine, 825 hp (615 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

292 mph (470 km/h, 254 kn) at 11,485 ft (3,500 m)

Cruise speed

221 mph (356 km/h, 192 kn)

Range

808 mi (1,300 km, 702 nmi) at 18,045 ft (5,500 m) (55% power)

Service ceiling

30,600 ft (9,300 m)

Time to altitude

3 min 6 sec to 10,000 ft (3,050 m)

Armament

Guns

2 × .30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns

Bombs

300 lb (140 kg) bombs.

 

 

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