I.Ae. 25 Mañque

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I.Ae. 25 Mañque
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Role Transport glider
National origin Argentina
Manufacturer Instituto Aerotecnico de Cordobo
Number built 1

The I.Ae. 25 Mañque (en: Vulture) was an Argentine assault troop/cargo glider designed at the Instituto Aerotecnico de Cordobo. The prototype was finished on 11 August 1945, and it flew only once before it was cancelled. Its structure was constructed with Argentine woods mañio, araucaria and guatambú.

Its design was based on the American military glider CG-4A Waco, its exterior configuration was very similar. It had a crew of 2, and it carried 13 fully loaded soldiers.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Capacity: 13 troops
  • Length: 17.40 m (57 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 25.5 m (83 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 3.84 m (12 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 79.1 m2 (85.1 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 2,460 kg (5,410 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,580 kg (7,880 lb)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 220 km/h (140 mph)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

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