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Republic P-43 Lancer

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The Lancer was a single-seat interceptor fighter that first appeared in service evaluation YP-43 form in 1940. With a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp radial engine and bulky fuselage, it was clearly a product of the Republic Aviation Corporation. Production for the USAAF, RAAF and China totalled 272 aircraft in three versions. Six P-43B reconnaissance fighters were allotted for Australian RAAF use, as PRU aircraft.

The P-43 Lancer design was developed further into the P-47 Thunderbolt.


P-43
Engine: 1 x Pratt-Whitney R-1830-47, 1167kW
Length: 8.69 m / 29 ft 6 in
Height: 4.27 m / 14 ft 0 in
Wing area: 20.72 sq.m / 223.03 sq ft
Max take-off weight: 3600 kg / 7937 lb
Empty weight: 2565 kg / 5655 lb
Wingspan: 10.97 m / 36 ft 0 in
Max. speed: 562 km/h / 349 mph
Ceiling: 11580 m / 38000 ft
Range: 1287 km / 800 miles
Crew: 1
Armament: 2 x 12.7mm machine-guns, 2 x 7.62mm machine-guns

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Republic P-43 Lancer

 

 


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