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Johns Ra-Son Warrior



Alvis R. "Ray" Johns, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA, designed in 1947 the Rason Warrior, that was constructed in four years of part-time work, in collaboration with Paul L. Witmer, completed in 1952.




The five-seat aircraft was designed for short-field operations in remote areas and had a large wide-chord wing, fixed panted undercarriage and could easily be converted to a cargo-carrier loading through a pair of oversized gullwing cabin doors. Power came from an 185 hp Lycoming O-435-I six-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine and can lift a 1,000 lb (454 kg) payload. The taildragger aircraft uses a large tapered low wing, with a large horizontal tail surface mounted close to the trailing edge of the wing. The fuselage is welded steel tube construction with fabric covering. The wings use wooden spars and ribs with fabric covering.




It received the EAA Award for Achievement in 1963 and was still registered in 2006 in Shippensburg, PA 17257, United States.


Construction Number (C/N): 3-1-J
Registration Number: N1528V
Engine: 1 × Lycoming O-435-1, 185 hp (138 kW)
Wingspan: 38 ft 0 in (11.60 m)
Length: 22 ft 3 in (6.78 m)
Empty weight: 1,820 lb (826 kg)
Gross weight: 3,450 lb (1,565 kg)
Fuel capacity: 45 gal (170 litres)
Maximum speed: 122 kn; 225 km/h (140 mph)
Cruise speed: 103 kn; 190 km/h (118 mph)
Stall speed: 36 kn; 68 km/h (42 mph)
Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
Takeoff roll: 350 ft (107 m)
Service ceiling: 9,842 ft (3,000 m)
Capacity: 5







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