Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose

The Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose was a prototype fighter built for the United States Army Air Forces.

Only two prototypes were built.

Specifications

Crew

One

Length

54 ft 9 in (16.69 m)

Wingspan

53 ft 10 in (16.41 m)

Height

14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)

Wing area

456 sq ft (42.4 m2)

Empty weight

15,262 lb (6,923 kg)

Gross weight

18,233 lb (8,270 kg)

Max take-off weight

19,337 lb (8,771 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Lycoming XH-2470-1 liquid-cooled piston engine, 2,300 shp (1,715 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

381 mph (613 km/h, 331 kn) at 28,500 ft (8,700 m)

Range

500 mi (805 km, 430 nmi)

Service ceiling

37,000 ft (11,300 m)

Rate of climb

2,300 ft/min (11.7 m/s)

Wing loading

40 lb/sq ft (196 kg/m2)

Power/mass

0.13 hp/lb (0.20 kW/kg)

Armament

2 × 37 mm T-12/T-13 cannon 100 rds

2 × .50 cal M2 Browning machine guns 580 rds.

 

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