Chinese Designed and built aircraft during WWII

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  1. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    While doing some research, I was able to borrow a book called A History of Chinese Aviation - Encyclopedia of Aircraft and Aviation in China until 1949 written by Lennart Andersson

    I had no idea, but the Chinese actually designed and produced aircraft during WW2, some under liscense but others were home grown originals. The two that I find really interesting are the following:

    Yench'u XP-1.JPG XP-0.JPG

    The XP-0 supposedly had some Hawk 75 components and had the following figures:
    Wingspan: 11.20m
    Length: 8.74m
    Height: 2.82m
    Empty Weight: 2000kg
    Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2850kg
    Maximum Speed: 450km/hr
    Service Ceiling: 9000m
    Range: 1840km
    Powerplant: P&W R-1830-S1C-G x 1 Twin Wasp air-cooled radial piston engine, 1200hp
    Armament: 12.7mm MG x 1, 7.62mm MG x 1
    Crew: 1

    BTW, the book is fricken awesome!
     
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    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

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    The history of the Chinese has always facinated me. How a culture that achieved so much in science, (way before "western culture") could have degenerated over the years to a disjointed, fractured peoples, only to rise again reciently, is amazing. I urge all Americans to buy their Chinese language tapes now, they are on their way. Mark my words, The 21st century will be the rise of the Chinese.
     
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    Well then.
     
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    Living next to China, I feel their growth is a big baloon.
    Sorry to say but I can see nothing in it.
     
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    looks a bit odd with the gull wing and what looks like a flimsy tacked on undercarriage...
     
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    That XP-1 has an interesting fuselage design but the wings are terribly undersized
     
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    Cool, I like the look of the XP-0.
     
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    Looks like scaled down DC-3 legs on it. The prop doesn't look big enough to justify gull wings. And..... it looks like it's in someones back yard!
     
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    probably is! the plane right outside the factory...that barn to the left....
     
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    The XP-0 looks a lot like a Vultee P-66 Vanguard...at least to my dim eyes.
     
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    I think the Iranians might have found work for the designer's descendants. It looks a little too much like a mock-up using aircraft parts.

    The book sounds cool though, Viking.
     
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    They would not have qualified for Iran, as these really flew! The book is awesome, just really difficult to find a reasonably priced copy.
     
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    I'd like to see more on both those types, as unconvincing at the XP-1 looks. Any other gems in it we are likely to be interested in?
     
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    Hi Viking, I came across this wee gem in a book about 20th Century conflict, the caption says its a Curtiss Hawk 75, but that's not right. I thought it might be a Curtiss design or some sort of NA-16 conversion, but I couldn't place it as being anything recogniseable, but now I can! It is almost certainly the XP-0 in the line drawing above.

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    Excellent job! I've been trying to reborrow the book to answer you prior question but alas no luck.
     
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    Hay guys while searching for parts manuals for the P&W R1830, I came across this ebook that viking was talking about.
    DepositFiles
     
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    Thanks for your info, Yacker :)
     
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