American Airmotive NA-75

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
NA-75
Role Agricultural aircraft
Manufacturer American Airmotive
Number built >200

The American Airmotive NA-75 was an agricultural aircraft marketed in the United States in the 1960s, created by remanufacturing military surplus Boeing Stearman trainers. The aircraft were fitted with a completely new, high-lift wing, and one of the cockpits was replaced by a chemical hopper. As of 1980, over 200 Stearmans had been modified in this way, either by American Airmotive directly, or via conversion kits that the company sold.

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1965-66[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: > 2,000 lb (900 kg)
  • Length: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 0½ in (10.07 m)
  • Wing area: 338.3 ft2 (31.43 m2)
  • Gross weight: 4,612 lb (2,092 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-985 radial engine, 450 hp (336 kW)

Performance

  • Rate of climb: 1,100 ft/min (5.6 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor 1965, p.178.
  • Taylor, John W. R. (1965). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1965-66. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 58.