North American NA-35

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North American NA-35
North American NA 35 (2).jpg
Role Training aircraft
National origin United States of America
Manufacturer North American Aviation
First flight 1940
Number built 1
North American NA 35

The North American NA-35 was a training aircraft designed by North American Aviation. It was first test-flown in January 1940 by Vance Breese. Although announced for trade the month after, the project was pushed aside by plant expansions and the development of the P-51 Mustang. Further test flights were conducted and construction began on a few more aircraft, but the project remained stagnant until Vega bought the rights to the aircraft in October 1940 and developed it into the Vega 35.

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Length: 25 ft 6 in (7.77 m)
  • Wingspan: 29 ft 10 in (9.09 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
  • Wing area: 147.2 sq ft (13.68 m2)
  • Airfoil: NACA-4416R at root, tapering to NACA-6409R at tip
  • Empty weight: 1,218 lb (552 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,760 lb (798 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Menasco C4S-2 , 150 hp (110 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 140 mph (225 km/h; 122 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 124 mph (108 kn; 200 km/h)
  • Range: 305 mi (265 nmi; 491 km)
  • Service ceiling: 18,500 ft (5,639 m)
  • Rate of climb: 900 ft/min (4.6 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juptner, Joseph P. (1993). U.S. Civil Aircraft Series, Volume 8. McGraw-Hill Professional. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-8306-4373-8. 

External links[edit]

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