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bellp59aairacomet

Specifications (P-59B) Bell YP-59A in flight. X and Y aircraft had rounded vertical stabilizers and wingtips while the production A and B models had squared surfaces. The YP-59A can be distinguished from the XP-59A because Ys had nose armament. Data from The American Fighter[13] General characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 38 ft 10 in (11.84 m) Wingspan: 45 ft 6 in (13.87 m) Height: 12 ft 4 in (3.76 m) Wing area: 386 sq ft (35.86 m²) Empty weight: 8,165 lb (3,704 kg) Loaded weight: 11,040 lb (5,008 kg) Max. takeoff weight: 13,700 lb (6,214 kg) Powerplant: 2 × General Electric J31-GE-5 turbojets, 2,000 lbf (8.9 kN) each Performance Maximum speed: 413 mph (359 knots, 665 km/h) at 30,000 ft (9,140 m) Cruise speed: 375 mph (326 knots, 604 km/h) Range: 375 mi (326 knots, 604 km) Service ceiling: 46,200 ft (14,080 m) Climb to 30,000 ft (9,140 m): 15 min 30 s Armament Guns: 1x 37 mm cannon 3x .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns Rockets: 8× 60 lb (30 kg) rockets Bombs: 2,000 lb (910 kg) bombs

bellp59aairacomet
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