Liuchow Kwangsi Type 3
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|Liuchow Kwangsi Type 3|
|National origin||Republic of China|
|Manufacturer||Liuchow Mechanical and Aircraft Factory|
|Designer||Chee Wing Jeang|
The Liuchow Kwangsi Type 3 was a Chinese fighter prototype prior to the Second World War.
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.
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.
- 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)
- Maximum speed: 283 km/h (176 mph)
- Cruising speed: 220 km/h ( mph)
- Endurance: 3 hours
- Green, William; Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Godalming, UK: Salamander Books.