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p-61_pit01

General characteristics Crew: 2–3 (pilot, radar operator, optional gunner) Length: 49 ft 7 in (15.11 m) Wingspan: 66 ft 0 in (20.12 m) Height: 14 ft 8 in (4.47 m) Wing area: 662.36 ft² (61.53 m²) Empty weight: 23,450 lb (10,637 kg) Loaded weight: 29,700 lb (13,471 kg) Max takeoff weight: 36,200 lb (16,420 kg) Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-65W Double Wasp radial engines, 2,250 hp (1,680 kW) each Propellers: four-bladed Curtis Electric propeller, 1 per engine Propeller diameter: 146 in (3.72 m) Fuel capacity: Internal: 640 gal (2,423 L) of AN-F-48 100/130-octane rating gasoline External: Up to four 165 gal (625 L) or 310 gal (1,173 L) tanks under the wings Performance Maximum speed: 366 mph (318 kn, 589 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,095 m) Combat range: 610 mi (520 nmi, 982 km) Ferry range: 1,900 mo (1,650 mi, 3,060 km) with four external fuel tanks Service ceiling: 33,100 ft (10,600 m) Rate of climb: 2,540 ft/min (12.9 m/s) Wing loading: 45 lb/ft² (219 kg/m²) Power/mass: 0.15 hp/lb (25 W/kg) Time to altitude: 12 min to 20,000 ft (6,100 m) (1,667 fpm) Armament Guns: 4 × 20 mm (.79 in) Hispano M2 cannon in ventral fuselage, 200 rpg 4 × .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns in remotely operated, full-traverse upper turret, 560 rpg Bombs: for ground attack, four bombs of up to 1,600 lb (726 kg) each or six 5 in (127 mm) HVAR unguided rockets could be carried under the wings. Some aircraft could also carry one 1,000 lb (454 kg) bomb under the fuselage. Avionics SCR-720 (AI Mk.X) search radar SCR-695 tail warning radar

p-61_pit01
johnbr, Sep 24, 2011