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(updated February 2009)
Grumman XP-50 Skyrocket
Type: Fighter Crew: 1, Pilot Armament: 4 .50 Fifty caliber machine guns, 1 20mm cannon, 165 lbs. bombs Specifications: Length: 31' 11" Height: 12' Wingspan: 42' Wing area: unknown Empty Weight: 8,300 lb Loaded Weight: 10,600 lb Propulsion: No. of Engines: 2 Powerplant: Wright R-1820-67/69 radial Horsepower: 1200 hp each Performance: Range: 1,250 miles Cruise Speed: unknown Max Speed: 425 mph Ceiling: 40,000 ft (Since the Xp-50 did not complete its flight testing, these performances are estimates.)
XP-50 data provided by Josh Henderson of Vienna, VA.
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