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FMA IA.27 Pulqui


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Designed by Emile Dewoitine, the I.Ae.27 Pulqui (Arrow) was the first single-seat fighter to be designed in Argentina as well as the first turbojet-powered aircraft to be built and flown in Argentina.


A cantilever low-wing monoplane of all-metal construction, the Pulqui had a conventional tail unit, retractable tricycle landing gear, and accommodation for the pilot well forward on the fuselage beneath a jettisonable canopy. Power was provided by a Rolls-Royce Derwent turbojet mounted in the aft fuselage.


First flown on 9 August 1947, the Pulqui performance was well below estimates and development was abandoned.

I.Ae.27
Engine; 1 x Rolls-Royce Derwent, 1633kg
Wingspan; 11.25 m / 36 ft 11 in
Length; 9.69 m / 31 ft 9 in
Height; 3.39 m / 11 ft 1 in
Wing area; 19.70 sq.m / 212.05 sq ft
Max take-off weight; 3600 kg / 7937 lb
Empty weight; 2358 kg / 5199 lb
Max. speed; 720 km/h / 447 mph
Ceiling; 15500 m / 50850 ft
Range; 900 km / 559 miles
Crew; 1
Armament; 1 x 20mm cannon

 

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