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Perl Penetrator PG-130

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Designed and built be Harry Perl, the Penetrator first flew in 1953. Built from wood and fabric, it has an all-moving tail, styrofoam-filled wing leading edges, and airbrakes. It originally had a skid with jettisonable take-off dolly, but was subsequently fitted with a fixed wheel. The sole example now belongs to the National Soaring Museum.

Wing span: 14.63 m / 48 ft
Wing area: 12.07 sq.m / 130 sq.ft
Empty Weight: 218 kg / 480 lb
Payload: 90 kg / 200 lb
Gross Weight: 308 kg / 680 lb
Wing Load: 25.51 kg/sq.m / 5.23 lb/sq.ft
L/DMax: 33 84 kph / 45 kt / 52 mph
MinSink: 0.64 m/s / 2.1 fps / 1.24 kt
Seats: 1
Aspect ratio: 17.75
Airfoil: Go 549

 

 

 


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