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Vultee V-1. Specifications. A photo.
Vultee V-1. Specifications. A photo.

Vultee V-1. Specifications. A photo.


Vultee V-1 - single-engine multi-purpose passenger and cargo aircraft designed «Airplane Development Corporation» the American aircraft manufacturer in 1933 year.


A photoVultee V-1


Multiple aircraft Vultee V-1 was developed by an American aeronautical engineer Gerard Vulti end 20-ies of the last century. In the opinion of the aircraft manufacturer, the aircraft had radically different from those that existed at the time inefficient planes that essentially would allow the aircraft to the increasing popularity and made it promising.

Especially for this project the aircraft, Gerard Vulti developed a new design for the aircraft good aerodynamics during the implementation of the flight, which in turn reduced the drag on 7% reduced fuel consumption, and allowed the aircraft to do using only one aircraft engine, that provided additional savings on maintenance and service.


Vultee V-1 photo


For the first time in the air plane model Vultee V-1 rose 19 December 1933 years, and after a few months, the project was launched in serial production batch, which, however, did not stay long - production aircraft lasted for three years, after which, with the advent of new models , the aircraft stopped the demand for use.

On board the aircraft, depending on its version and layout of the cabin, can accommodate up to 8 passengers, while for control of the aircraft requires the presence of two pilots. If necessary, the passenger cabin of the aircraft can be adapted for transportation of various types of cargo, the total mass of which can be 1440 kilogram, which, given the time of aircraft production, was considered a very acceptable indicator. Moreover, the aircraft could also be equipped with a high-quality salon for the transport of high-ranking officials, however, it is more about a single production than a serial one.


AircraftVultee V-1


Aircraft Vultee V-1 equipped with a radial piston aircraft engine brand Wright Cyclone R-1820-F2 having a capacity of 735 hp, which provided the aircraft the ability to accelerate to cruising flight speed in 345 km \ h., And also made it possible to carry out air travel on distances of up to 1610 kilometers length.

In the production of the aircraft Vultee V-1 I was in several major ways:

  • Vultee V-1 - Pre-production prototype of the aircraft, aircraft engine equipped with the brand Wright SR-1820-F2 Cyclone (650 hp);
  • Vultee V-1A - The production version of the aircraft, which is the main manufactured products;
  • Vultee V-1AD - Improved modification of an aircraft, aircraft engine equipped with a capacity of 850 hp .;
  • Vultee V-1AD Special - A modernized version of the aircraft, aircraft engine can be combined brand Wright Cyclone R-1820-G2 (1000 hp);
  • Vultee V-1AS Special - A special version of the aircraft designed for the Soviet government.


Specifications Vultee V-1.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 8 people (depending on layout);
  • aircraft Length: 11,28 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 15,24 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,1 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 2424 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 1440 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3864 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 345 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 380 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1610 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 6100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Wright Cyclone R-1820-F2 (depending on version);
  • Power: 735 hp (Depending on version).


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