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PW-4
PW-4 aircraft.jpg
PW-4
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Gallaudet Aircraft Company
First flight Never flew[1]
Number built 1

The Gallaudet PW-4 was a prototype biplane fighter aircraft built by the Gallaudet Aircraft Company. It was one of the last projects by the company before it was taken over by Consolidated Aircraft. It was all metal, powered by a Packard 11A-1237 engine. Three prototypes were ordered by the USAAC, but the company could only afford to build one, which never flew.[1]

SpecificationsEdit

Data from Angelucci, 1987. pp. 202-203.[1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 22 ft 8 in (6.90 m)
  • Wingspan: 29 ft 10 in (9.09 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 0 in (2.43 m)
  • Wing area: 245 ft2 (22.76 m2)
  • Empty weight: 2,203 lb (999 kg)
  • Gross weight: 3,040 lb (1,379 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Packard 1A-1237, 350 hp (260 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 145 mph (233 km/h)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Angelucci, 1987. pp. 202-203.

BibliographyEdit

  • Angelucci, Enzo (1987). The American Fighter from 1917 to the present. New York: Orion Books. 

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