Prudden-Whitehead monoplane

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Prudden-Whitehead monoplane
Role Ten-seat transport monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Atlanta Aircraft Corportation
Designer George H. Prudden
First flight 1930
Number built 2

The Prudden-Whitehead monoplane (sometimes referred to as the Atlanta PW-1, PW-2 or the Prudden monoplane) is an American three-engined eight-seat commercial transport monoplane.[1][2] Built by the Atlanta Aircraft Corporation and designed by George H. Prudden, Edward Whitehead was responsible for the sales of the aircraft.[2]

Design and development[edit]

The Prudden-Whitehead monoplane is an all-metal low-wing cantilever monoplane with a monocoque fuselage and powered by three 240 hp (179 kW) Wright R-760 piston engines.[2] It has a conventional fixed landing gear with a tailwheel. It has an enclosed passenger cabin for eight to ten passengers and a washroom and toilet.[2] Only two of the trimotors were built.[1]

Variants[edit]

PW-1
The first aircraft built registered N366W.[1]
PW-2
The second aircraft built registered N280V.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 8 to 10 passengers
  • Length: 44 ft 10 in (13.67 m)
  • Wingspan: 66 ft 6 in (20.27 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 0⅞ in (4.29 m)
  • Wing area: 662.5 ft2 (61.6 m2)
  • Empty weight: 5200 lb (2359 kg)
  • Gross weight: 7735 lb (3509 kg)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Wright R-760 piston engine, 240 hp (179 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 145 mph (233 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 124 mph (199 km/h)
  • Range: 620 miles (998 km)
  • Endurance: 5 hours  0 min
  • Service ceiling: 15000 ft ( m)
  • Rate of climb: 1220 ft/min (76.2 m/s)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "American airplanes - Al - Av". www.aerofiles.com. 7 March 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "The Prudden-Whitehead Monoplane - An American All-Metal Commercial Machine". Flight: 10–11. 2 January 1931.