Kaiser-Fleetwings A-39

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XA-39
Role Ground-attack aircraft
National origin United States
Built by Kaiser-Fleetwings
Primary user United States Army Air Forces
Number built 0

The Kaiser-Fleetwings A-39 was a project by Kaiser-Fleetwings in the 1942-1943 period for an attack aircraft powered by a single Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial engine. It was to be armed with four .50 caliber machine guns and two 37 mm cannons, along with up to 3,000 pounds (1,400 kg) of bombs.[1] Some sources claim that the A-39 was intended to be a twin-engined design.[2] The A-39 was canceled before any prototypes were built.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Johnson 2012[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 42 ft 9 in (13.03 m)
  • Wingspan: 55 ft 9 in (16.99 m)
  • Max takeoff weight: 20,500 lb (9,299 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial engine, 2,100 hp (1,600 kW)

Armament

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Johnson, E.R. (2012). American Attack Aircraft since 1926. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. pp. 419–420. ISBN 978-0786471621. 
  2. ^ "Kaiser-Fleetwings A-39". Fact Sheets. National Museum of the United States Air Force. December 31, 2008. Retrieved 2013-03-31.