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Kaiser-Fleetwings A-39

XA-39
Role Ground-attack aircraft
National origin United States
Built by Kaiser-Fleetwings
Primary user United States Army Air Forces
Number built 0

The Kaiser-Fleetwings A-39 was a project by Kaiser-Fleetwings in the 1942-1943 period for an attack aircraft powered by a single Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial engine. It was to be armed with four .50 caliber machine guns and two 37 mm cannons, along with up to 3,000 pounds (1,400 kg) of bombs.[1] The A-39 was canceled before any prototypes were built.[1]

Specifications

Data from Johnson 2012[1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: one
  • Length: 42 ft 9 in (13.03 m)
  • Wingspan: 55 ft 9 in (16.99 m)
  • Max takeoff weight: 20,500 lb (9,299 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial engine, 2,100 hp (1,600 kW)
Armament

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References

  1. ^ a b c Johnson, E.R. (2012). American Attack Aircraft since 1926. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. pp. 419–420.  


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