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Lockheed Vega 35
North American NA-35


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. When the NA-35 failed to win a US Army Air Corps contract in 1939, North American sold all rights to Lockheed's Vega subsidiary. Vega built only four of these Vega 35 aircraft, two 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.

Max take-off weight: 875 kg / 1929 lb
Wingspan: 9.07 m / 29 ft 9 in
Max. speed: 216 km/h / 134 mph

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