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XA-7
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Atlantic-Fokker XA-7
Role Attack
Manufacturer Fokker-America
First flight April 1931
Status Prototype
Primary user U.S. Army Air Corps
Number built 1

The General Aviation / Fokker XA-7 was a prototype attack aircraft ordered in December 1929, and first flown in January 1931 by Fokker and then General Aviation Corporation after it bought Fokker-America in 1930, and entered in a competition held by the United States Army. However, the Curtiss A-8 won the competition, and A-7 development was not continued.

Design and developmentEdit

The XA-7 was a two-seat low-wing all-metal monoplane design. It featured a thick cantilever wing, tunnel radiator and two closely spaced open cockpits.

Operational historyEdit

Despite some innovative features, the XA-7 did not proceed past flight test status. After testing, the sole prototype was scrapped.[1]

Specifications (Fokker XA-7)Edit

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 31 ft (9.45 m)
  • Wingspan: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 5 in (2.87 m)
  • Wing area: 333 ft² (30.94 m²)
  • Empty weight: 3,866 lb (1,754 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 5,650 lb (2,563 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Curtiss V-1570 Conqueror V-12 liquid cooled, 600 hp (447 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 184 mph (296 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 61 mph (98 km/h)</ul>Armament
  • 5 × .30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns
  • 488 lb (221 kg) of bombs

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. "Atlantic-Fokker XA-7." National Museum of the United States Air Force. Retrieved: 16 February 2011.
Bibliography
  • Wagner, Ray. American Combat Planes of the 20th Century, Third Enlarged Edition. New York: Doubleday, 1982. ISBN 978-0-930083-17-5.
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