Vought V-173 Flying Pancake

The Vought V-173 Flying Pancake was an American experimental test aircraft built as part of the Vought XF5U Flying Flapjack program during World War II.

Only one prototype was built.

Specifications

Crew

One

Length

26 ft 8 in (8.128 m)

Wingspan

23 ft 4 in (7.1 m)

Height

14 ft 9 in (4.51 m)

Wing area

427 sq ft (44.2 m2)

Gross weight

2,258 lb (1,024 kg)

Powerplant

2 × Continental A-80 horizontally opposed, four-cylinder engines, 80 hp (60 kW) each each

Performance

Maximum speed

138 mph (222 km/h, 120 kn)

Climb time to 5,000 ft (1,500 m)

7 min.

 

 

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