US Aircraft A-67 Dragon
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|First flight of the A-67|
|Manufacturer||US Aircraft Corp|
|First flight||October 2006|
The US Aircraft A-67 Dragon is a single-engine, propeller-driven, ground-attack aircraft. It is designed for counter-insurgency (COIN), close air support (CAS), and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. The A-67 is a low cost aircraft built for low intensity conflict situations, with a reported unit price of $4–5 million.
Specifications (A-67 prototype)
Data from USAircraft Corporation
- Crew: 2
- Length: 34.1 ft (10.4 m)
- Wingspan: 38 ft (11.6 m)
- Height: ()
- Wing area: 211 ft² (19.6 m²)
- Empty weight: 4,800 lb (2,200 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 10,200 lb (4,640 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney PT6A-68/3 turboprop, 1,250 shp ()
- Maximum speed: 371 knots (427 mph, 687 km/h) at 20,000 ft
- Range: 1,880 mi (3,008 km)
- Service ceiling: 35,000 ft (11,000 m)
- Rate of climb: 4,882 ft/min (1,488 m/min)
- Wing loading: 35.1 lb/sq ft ()
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