|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Engineering Division/Fabbrica Aeroplani Ing. O. Pomilio|
|First flight||February 1919|
Development and design[edit | edit source]
The FVL-8 was constructed of a wood framework, and covered in plywood. The wings were separated from the fuselage by struts. It was powered by a Liberty 8 engine, and armed by two machine guns. Six prototypes were constructed, the first had its first flight in February 1919. No order for production aircraft was received.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
Data from Angelucci, 1987. p. 197.
- Crew: 1
- Length: 21 ft 8 in (6.60 m)
- Wingspan: 26 ft 8 in (8.12 m)
- Height: 8 ft 2 in (2.48 m)
- Wing area: 284 ft2 (26.38 m2)
- Empty weight: 1,726 lb (783 kg)
- Gross weight: 2,285 lb (1,036 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Liberty 8, 290 hp ( kW)
- Maximum speed: 133 mph (214 km/h)
References[edit | edit source]
- Angelucci, 1987. p. 197.
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Angelucci, Enzo (1987). The American Fighter from 1917 to the present. New York: Orion Books. ISBN 0-517-56588-9.
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