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CurtissA8

Specifications (YA-8)Data from Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1947 General characteristics Crew: Two Length: 32 ft 0 in (9.76 m) Wingspan: 44 ft 0 in (13.41 m) Height: 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m) Wing area: 256 sq ft (23.78 m²) Empty weight: 3,910 lb (1,777 kg) Loaded weight: 5,888 lb (2,676 kg) Powerplant: 1× Curtiss V-1570-31 Conqueror Vee, 600 hp (447 kW) Performance Maximum speed: 183 mph (159 knots, 295 km/h) Cruise speed: 153 mph (133 knots, 246 km/h) Range: 480 mi (417 nmi, 773 km) Service ceiling: 18,100 ft (5,500 m) Rate of climb: 1,325 ft/min (6.7 m/s) Armament Guns: 4 × forward-firing 0.3 in (7.62 mm) M1919 Browning machine guns were mounted in the wheel fairings 1 × 0.3 in (7.62 mm) machine gun mounted in the observer's cockpit for rear defense Bombs: Up to 4 × 100 lb (45 kg) bombs carried under the wings[3] or up to 10 × 30 lb (13.6 kg) fragmentation bombs in fuselage chutes either side of the main fuel tank[1] [edit] See also

CurtissA8
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