|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Loening Aeronautical Engineering|
|Designer||Leroy Grumman, Leon Swirbul, William Schwendler|
|First flight||March 1922|
Development[edit | edit source]
The PA-1 was the first air-cooled, radial engine-powered aircraft. It was a single-seat biplane with N-struts, an all-wood fuselage, and wings with fabric coverings. The USAAS ordered two prototypes. The first one first flew in March 1922. It did not deliver the desired speed, so the construction of the second prototype was cancelled.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
Data from Angelucci, 1987. p. 292.
- Crew: 1
- Length: 19 ft 9 in (6.01 m)
- Wingspan: 28 ft 0 in (8.53 m)
- Height: 8 ft 8 in (2.64 m)
- Wing area: 282 ft2 (26.19 m2)
- Empty weight: 1,536 lb (697 kg)
- Gross weight: 2,463 lb (1,117 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1454 (R-1), 350 hp ( kW) each
- Maximum speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)
- Service ceiling: 19,200 ft (5,852 m)
- Rate of climb: 928 ft/min (4.72 m/s)
References[edit | edit source]
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- Angelucci, 1987. p. 292.
- Angelucci, Enzo (1987). The American Fighter from 1917 to the present. New York: Orion Books.
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