In the years immediately prior to World War II, the Waco Aircraft company was one of the largest manufacturers of civilian aircraft in the United States. In production during 1938-40 was the five-seat Model E was the latest in a steadily improving line of cabin biplanes. Immediately after the U.S. became involved in the war, the U.S. Army Air Corps began to commandeer fifteen Model Es, and 28 models of various other models. These were designated UC-72 for military service. The U.S. Navy also acquired three examples of an earlier 1936 model (the EQC-6), and these were designated J2W-1 for use by the Coast Guard.
Additional information on this aircraft
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(updated February 2009)
Type: 4-5 seat cabin biplane Crew: 4-5 Armament: none Specifications: Length: 27' 9.75" (8.48 m) Height: 8' 8" (2.64 m) Wingspan: 34' 9" (10.59 m) Wing area: 285.2 sq. ft (26.50 sq. m) Empty Weight: 2734 lb (1240 kg) Max Weight: 4000 lb (1814 kg) max at takeoff Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-985-33 Wasp Junior radial Horsepower: 400 hp Performance: Cruise Speed: 195 mph ( 314 km/h) Max Speed: 200 mph ( 322 km/h) Ceiling: 23,500 ft (7165 m)
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