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American WWII's aircraft


Republic P-43 Lancer

Development of the P-35. The P-43 was heavier, but the addition of a turbosupercharger improved performance considerably. Nevertheless the performance of the P-43 was not up to European standards, and it lacked armour protection. Most P-43s were only ordered to keep the production lines of Republic open, until the P-47 could be delivered. Only the P-43s lend-leased to China saw combat.
General characteristics P-43A
Primary function Fighter
Contractor Republic Aviation Corp.
Power plant One Pratt&Whitney R-1830-57 engine
Thrust 1,180 HP 880 kW
Wingspan 36 ft 10.97 m
Length 28.5 ft 8.69 m
Height 14 ft 4.27 m
Wingarea 223 sq ft 20.72 sq m
Weight empty 6,000 lb 2,722 kg
max. 8,500 lb 3,850 kg
Max. speed 356 mph 573 km/h
Ceiling 36,090 ft 11,000 m
Max. range 1,430 miles 2,300 km
Armament 2x 12.7mm machine guns, 2x 7.62mm machine guns
Crew One
Date deployed 1940
Number built 272

Jirka Wagner (If you find some photo, send it to me, please)


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