Loening XFL

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XFL
Role Fighter
National origin United States
Manufacturer Loening Aeronautical Engineering
First flight Never flew[1]
Status Never built

The Loening XFL was a proposed carrier based fighter aircraft to be built by Loening Aeronautical Engineering for the US Navy. It won a 1933 competition, but Loening was already busy building other aircraft, so the contract was canceled.[1]

Specifications (as designed)[edit]

Data from Angelucci, 1987. pp. 292-293.[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 20 ft 9 in (6.32 m)
  • Wingspan: 28 ft 0 in (8.53 m)
  • Empty weight: 4,250 lb (1,928 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright XR-1510-26, 625 hp ( kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 200 mph (322 km/h)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Angelucci, 1987. pp. 292-293.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Angelucci, Enzo (1987). The American Fighter from 1917 to the present. New York: Orion Books.