The XP-77 was an experimental all-wood lightweight single-seat fighter which was designed at a time when a shortage of aluminum alloy metals for aircraft appeared imminent.
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(updated February 2009)
Type: single-seat fighter Crew: 1 Armament: one 20mm cannon two .50 cal machine guns Specifications: Length: 22' 10.5" (6.9 m) Height: 8' 2" Wingspan: 27' 6" (8.38 m) Wing area: 100 sq. ft (9.29 sq. m) Weight empty: 2855 lb Weight max: 4028 lb max at takeoff Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Ranger V-770-7 12-cylinder inline Horsepower: 575 hp Performance: Max speed: 330 mph at 4000 ft. Ceiling: 30,100 ft. Range: 550 miles
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