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Lockheed Vega 35 / 37
North American NA-35


vega35

 

North American Aviation Inc, designed during 1937 the prototype of a lightweight primary trainer which it designated North American NA-35. Powered by a 93kW Menasco Pirate inline engine, it was of low-wing monoplane configuration with fixed tail-wheel landing gear, and seated the instructor and pupil in tandem open cockpits. First flown in October 1940, piloted by B A "Bud" Martin.
 
 Vega35-01
Vega 35-67 NX14299
 
When the NA-35 failed to win a US Army Air Corps contract in 1939, North American sold all rights, along with prototype NX14299 and 4 unfinished planes, to Lockheed's Vega subsidiary in October 1940
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  Vega35-02
Vega 35-67 NX14299
 
Vega built only four of these Vega 35 aircraft (ATC 741), NX21760, and NX28351-28353, two two converted to 35-70 (ATC 741) with more powerful 119kW Menasco Pirate D-B engines, the first flown in 1941, but by then the company had no manufacturing capacity available and Vega 35 production was abandoned. The wing design was used as basis for prototype NAvion.
 
 Vega35-03
Vega 35-67 NX21760
 
The model 37 of 1941 was wartime production of Lockheed Vega.
 
35-67
Engine: 125hp Menasco D-4
Wingspan: 9.07 m / 29 ft 9 in
Length: 25'6"
Useful load: 549 lb
Max. speed: 124 mph
Cruise speed: 108 mph
Stall: 48 mph
Range: 320 mi
Seats: 2
 
35-70
Engine: 150hp Menasco C-4S
Wingspan: 9.07 m / 29 ft 9 in
Length: 25'6"
Useful load: 542 lb
Max speed: 140 mph
Cruise speed: 124 mph
Stall: 46 mph
Range: 305 mi
Seats: 2

 

 

 

 


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