Witts V on display
Formula V Racer
October 28, 1970
Wittman V-Witt also called Witts V and Witt's Vee is single-engine [1 ] tube-and-fabric construction aircraft specifically made for Formula V Air Racing.
The aircraft is made of welded steel tube
fuselage with fabric covering. The thin-profile wings are wire-supported. The engine requires a 12-inch extension to mount the propeller ahead of a streamlined cowling. [2 ]
Operational history [ edit ]
The Witts V was flown in races and demonstrations from 1972 through 1981.
The prototype aircraft is on display at the
EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Specifications (Wittman V-Witt) [ edit ]
Data from Berliner [3 ]
Length: 18 ft 2 in (5.54 m)
Wingspan: 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m)
Height: 4 ft 2 in (1.27 m)
Empty weight: 430 lb (195 kg)
Gross weight: 700 lb (318 kg)
Fuel capacity: 10.25 gallons
Powerplant: 1 × Volkswagen air-cooled engine
Maximum speed: 143 kn; 266 km/h (165 mph)
Stall speed: 40 kn; 74 km/h (46 mph)
Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,600 m)
See also [ edit ]
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
References [ edit ]
^ Plane and Pilot: 1978 Aircraft Directory, page 160. Werner & Werner Corp, Santa Monica CA, 1977. ISBN 0-918312-00-0
^ Air Trails: 11. Winter 1971.
^ Don Berliner (Dec 1970). "WITTMAN FORMULA V FLIES!". Sport Aviation.