Vought XF2U

1st Flight 1929

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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