Vought XF2U

The Vought XF2U was a prototype biplane fighter aircraft evaluated by the United States Navy at the end of the 1920s.

It was already outclassed by competing designs and never put into production.

Only one prototype built.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

27 ft 0 in (8.23 m)

Wingspan

36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)

Height

10 ft 0 in (3.05 m)

Wing area

318 sq ft (29.5 m2)

Empty weight

1,152 lb (523 kg)

Gross weight

2,539 lb (1,152 kg)

Max take-off weight

3,907 lb (1,772 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-C/D 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 450 hp (340 kW)

Propellers

2-bladed propeller

Performance

Maximum speed

146 mph (235 km/h, 127 kn)

Cruise speed

110 mph (180 km/h, 96 kn)

Range

495 mi (797 km, 430 nmi)

Service ceiling

18,700 ft (5,700 m)

Rate of climb

910 ft/min (4.6 m/s)

Armament

Guns

3x 0.30 in (7.6 mm) machine-guns.

 

 

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