Vultee Vanguard

Specifications

1st Flight 1939

Crew: 1

Length: 28 ft 5 in (8.66 m)

Wingspan: 35 ft 10 in (10.92 m)

Wing area: 196.8 sq ft (18.28 m2)

Empty weight: 5,237 lb (2,375 kg)

Gross weight: 7,100 lb (3,221 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 7,384 lb (3,349 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whittney R-1830-33 14 Cyl twin row radial, 1,200 hp (890 kW)

Propellers: 3-bladed Hamilton Standard hydromatic

Performance

Maximum speed: 300 kn (340 mph, 550 km/h) at 15,000 ft

Cruise speed: 250 kn (290 mph, 470 km/h) at 17,000 ft

Stall speed: 71 kn (82 mph, 132 km/h)

Range: 740 nmi (850 mi, 1,370 km)

Service ceiling: 28,200 ft (8,600 m)

Rate of climb: 2,520 ft/min (12.8 m/s)

Armament

Guns: 4 × .30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns; 2 × .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns

Variants

Model 48- Vultee company designation.

P-66 Vanguard-USAAC / USAAF trainer.

V-48-1st prototype.

V-48X-2nd prototype.

V-49C-export model for Sweden.

Vanguard I-RAF Designation, not used operationally.

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