|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Douglas Aircraft Company|
The Douglas XT-30 was a proposed American military advanced trainer. It was never built.
Design and developmentEdit
Intended to replace the North American T-6 Texan, the XT-30 was designed in 1948 for a United States Air Force competition. The design had an 800 hp (600 kW) Wright R-1300 radial mounted amidships behind the cockpit (in the fashion of the P-39), in a rather squared-off fuselage. The R-1300 drove a three-bladed propeller by way of an extension shaft (driveshaft). The XT-30 design seated pilot and pupil in tandem, under a framed greenhouse canopy and had a straight low wing.
Data from Francillon, René J. McDonnell Douglas aircraft since 1920. London : Putnam, 1979.General characteristics
- Crew: two (student and instructor)
- Length: 36 ft 9½ in (11.214 m)
- Wingspan: 36 ft 4 in (11.07 m)
- Height: ()
- Max. takeoff weight: 5,999 lb (2,721 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1300 radial engine, 800 hp (600 kW)
- Maximum speed: 286 mph (460 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 190 mph (306 km/h)
- Range: 6½ hours at 190 mph (306 km/h)
- Service ceiling: 29,600 ft (9,020 m)
- Rate of climb: ft/min (m/s)
- Wing loading: lb/ft² (kg/m²)
- Power/mass: hp/lb (kW/kg)
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- Francillon, René J. McDonnell Douglas aircraft since 1920. London : Putnam, 1979.
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