Republic XF-12 'Rainbow'

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Only two built, first flown in 1946.

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(updated February 2009)

Republic XF-12

Type:		Long-range photo-recon. aircraft
Crew:		7
Armament: 	n/a
	Length:        	93' 10" (28.62m)
	Height:        	(8.75m)
	Wingspan:      	129' 2" (39.38m)
	Wing area:	(152.4 sq m)
	Empty Weight:  	(33,300 kg)
	Max Weight: 	n/a

	No. of Engines:	4
	Powerplant:    	Pratt-Whitney R-4360-31 28-cyl Wasp Major
	Horsepower:	3250 hp each

	Range:		4100 miles (5560km)
	Cruise Speed:   400 mph
	Max Speed:      460 mph (742km/h)
	Ceiling:       	41,000 ft

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