Liuchow Kwangsi Type 3

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Liuchow Kwangsi Type 3
Role Fighter
National origin Republic of China
Manufacturer Liuchow Mechanical and Aircraft Factory
Designer Chee Wing Jeang
First flight 1937
Number built 1

The Liuchow Kwangsi Type 3 was a Chinese fighter prototype prior to the Second World War.

Development[edit]

Developed by Chee Wing Jeang, the Type 3 was a single-seat fighter biplane, the prototype of which was produced by Liuchow Mechanical and Aircraft Factory. It was of mixed construction with spruce and plywood wooden wings, welded steel tube fuselage and covered in fabric and plywood skinning. It was armed with one 7.7mm synchronised machine gun.

Operational history[edit]

The prototype was flown for the first time in July 1937. The poor performance of the aircraft resulted in no further development being carried out. No data except armaments, construction and engine have survived.

Operators[edit]

 China

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.25 m (21 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.4 m ( ft in)
  • Height: 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 22 m2 ( ft2)
  • Empty weight: 760 kg (1,676 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,043 kg (2,299 lb)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 283 km/h (176 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 220 km/h ( mph)
  • Endurance: 3 hours

Armament

  • 1 x 7.7 mm machine gun
  • See also[edit]

    References[edit]

    • Green, William; Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Godalming, UK: Salamander Books.