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Research Aircraft: the Convair Lockheed XFV-1, Images by Wernher Krutein and PHOTOVAULT®

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Specifications of Lockheed XFV-1:

Engines: One Allison XT40-A-6 turboprop, rated at 5500 shp. Projected performance with 6955 ehp YT40-A-14: Maximum speed: 580 mph at 15,000 feet, cruising speed 410 mph.. Initial climb rate 10,800 feet/minute. Service ceiling 43,300 feet. Endurance was one hour, 10 minutes. at 35,000 feet. Weights: 11,600 pounds empty, 16,200 pounds loaded. Dimensions: wingspan 30 feet 10 7/64 inches (with tip tanks fitted), length 36 feet 10 1/2 inches, wing area 246 square feet. Armament was to have consisted of four 20-mm cannon or 48 2 3/4 FFARs in the wingtip pods.


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