|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Loening Aeronautical Engineering|
|Primary user||United States Army Air Corps|
|Developed from||Loening M-8|
Development[edit | edit source]
Based on the earlier two-seat braced-wing monoplane fighter, the M-8, the PW-2 was a single-seat variant for the United States Army Air Corps. It had a fixed tailskid landing gear and was powered by a nose-mounted Wright-Hispano H engine with a tractor propeller. The pilot had an open cockpit. The company built three prototypes designated the PW-2 and a production order for 10 aircraft designated the PW-2A followed. The PW-2As were similar to the PW-2 but had a revised tail unit. After four aircraft had been delivered, one aircraft crashed when the wings separated from the aircraft; the contract was canceled. One of the PW-2As was modified with shorter-span wings and a 350 hp (260 kW) Packard 1A-1237 engine as the PW-2B.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Prototype, three built one of which had twin rudders and was not flown and used for static testing.
- Production variant with revised tail unit, four built and six cancelled.
- One PW-2A modified with shorter span wings and a 350hp (261kW) Packard 1A-1237
Operators[edit | edit source]
Specifications (PW-2A)[edit | edit source]
Data from Fighters of the United States Air Force 
- Crew: 1
- Length: 26 ft 1 in (7.95 m)
- Wingspan: 39 ft 9 in (12.12 m)
- Wing area: 299 ft2 (27.8 m2)
- Gross weight: 2799 lb (1270 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright-Hispano H engine, 320 hp (239 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 136 mph (219 km/h)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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