Vought V-173 Flying Pancake

1st Flight 1942

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, pilot

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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