The Northrop A-17A was a single-engined attack aircraft of 1936 vintage, whose active role in the Army Air Corps was mostly over by the time war broke out. A-17As saw unit service with the Army for less than four years. In June 1940, all but 20 A-17As were sold overseas to England and France. The remaining Army Air Forces A-17 and A-17As were used as advanced trainers and squadron support aircraft, most ending up as ground maintenance trainers. The last A-17A was written off of Army Air Forces records in early 1945. (data courtesy of USAF Museum)
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(updated February 2009)
Type: attack aircraft Crew: 2 Armament: four fixed .30-cal machine guns one flexible mount .30-cal machine gun up to 1,100 lbs. of bombs
Specifications: Length: 31 ft. 8 in. Height: 9 ft. 3 in. Wingspan: 47 ft. 9 in. Wing area: 363 sq. feet Weight: 7,543 lbs. maximum Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1535-13 Horsepower: 825 hp Performance: Range: 732 miles Cruise Speed: 170 mph Max Speed: 220 mph Ceiling: 19,400 ft.
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