The General Aviation / Fokker XA-7 was a prototype attack aircraft ordered in December 1929, and first flown in January 1931 by Fokker and then General Aviation Corporation after it bought Fokker-America in 1930, and entered in a competition held by the United States Army. However, the Curtiss A-8 won the competition, and A-7 development was not continued.
Design and development
The XA-7 was a two-seat low-wing all-metal monoplane design. It featured a thick cantilever wing, tunnel radiator and two closely spaced open cockpits.
Despite some innovative features, the XA-7 did not proceed past flight test status. After testing, the sole prototype was scrapped.
Specifications (Fokker XA-7)
- 5 × .30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns
- 488 lb (221 kg) of bombs
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Related lists
- Wagner, Ray. American Combat Planes of the 20th Century, Third Enlarged Edition. New York: Doubleday, 1982. ISBN 978-0-930083-17-5.