Seversky XP-41

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XP-41
Seversky XP-41 061019-F-1234P-031.jpg
Role Fighter
National origin United States
Manufacturer Seversky Aircraft
First flight March 1939
Status Cancelled
Number built 1
Developed from Seversky P-35
Seversky XP-41

The Seversky XP-41 was a fighter aircraft built in the United States in 1939. A single prototype was modified from the last production Seversky P-35 by adding a new streamlined canopy, a Pratt & Whitney R-1830-19 engine with a two-speed supercharger, and revised landing gear.[1] The XP-41 first flew in March 1939. The aircraft was developed in parallel with the P-43 Lancer, and work was stopped when the USAAC showed a preference for the latter.

Specifications (XP-41)[edit]

Data from[citation needed]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 27 ft 0 in (8.2 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (11.0 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 6 in (3.8 m)
  • Wing area: 219.5 sq ft (20.4 m2)
  • Empty weight: 5,390 lb (2,450 kg)
  • Gross weight: 6,600 lb (3,000 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 7,200 lb (3,273 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-19 radial engine with a two-speed supercharger, 1,200 hp (895 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 323 mph (517 km/h, 281 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 292 mph (470 km/h, 254 kn)
  • Range: 730 mi (1,168 km, 630 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 31,500 ft (9,600 m)
  • Wing loading: 30.1 lb/sq ft (147.1 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 0.18 hp/lb (0.30 kW/kg)

Armament

  • Guns: 1 × 0.50 in machine gun and 1 × 0.30 in machine gun

See also[edit]

Related development

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seversky XP-41". National Museum of the United States Air Force. November 2, 2009. Archived from the original on July 22, 2013. Retrieved 2017-07-16.

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