|Role||Army observation aircraft|
The Bellanca YO-50 was a United States prototype observation aircraft, built for the United States Army in 1940. Typical for aircraft of its type, it was a high-wing braced monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage and extensive cabin glazing. Its inverted "V" engine made it resemble its German equivalent, the Fieseler Storch.
Data from Plane Facts: Bellanca's "Storch"
- Crew: two
- Length: 35 ft 2 in (10.72 m)
- Wingspan: 55 ft 6 in (16.92 m)
- Gross weight: 3,887 lb (1,763 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Ranger V-770-1 air-cooled inverted V12 engine, 420 hp (310 kW)
- Maximum speed: 126 mph (203 km/h; 109 kn)
- Cruise speed: 105 mph (169 km/h; 91 kn)
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- Air International July 1981, p. 32.