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Curtiss XP-17



The XP-17 comprised the airframe of the first P-1 mated to the new 480hp Wright V-1460-3 Tornado inverted inline air-cooled engine, and was intended primarily to test the power plant rather than extend the service life of the P-1 design. The conversion was undertaken by the US Army and flight testing was initiated in June 1930.

Engine: 480hp Wright V-1460-3 Tornado
Wingspan: 9.63 m / 31 ft 7 in
Length: 6.96 m / 22 ft 10 in
Height: 2.62 m / 8 ft 7 in
Wing area: 23.41 sq.m / 251.98 sq ft
Take-off weight: 1358 kg / 2994 lb
Empty weight: 1000 kg / 2205 lb
Max. speed: 265 km/h / 165 mph


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