Bellanca XRE / RE / CH-400 Skyrocket

Specifications

1st Flight 1930

Crew: one

Capacity: five passengers

Length: 27 ft 10 in (8.48 m)

Wingspan: 46 ft 4 in (14.12 m)

Height: 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m)

Wing area: 273 sq ft (25.4 m2)

Empty weight: 2,592 lb (1,176 kg)

Gross weight: 4,600 lb (2,087 kg)

Fuel capacity: 120 US gal (100 imp gal; 450 L)

Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Wasp C radial engine, 420 hp (310 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 155 mph (249 km/h, 135 kn)

Cruise speed: 130 mph (210 km/h, 110 kn)

Range: 750 mi (1,210 km, 650 nmi)

Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,100 m)

Rate of climb: 1,250 ft/min (6.4 m/s)

Variants

CH-400 – Six-seat utility aircraft., powered by a Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial piston engine.

XRE-1 – One aircraft used for radio research work at Naval Air Station Anacostia.

XRE-2 – One light transport aircraft for the US Navy.

XRE-3 – One two-stretcher air ambulance aircraft for the US Marine Corps.

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