STANDARD DATA: (Spitfire 1) Seats 1. Gross wt.5,332. Fuel capacity 102. Engine Rolls-Royce Merlin III. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 367. Initial climb rate 3,000. Range 500. Ceiling 40,000. Six years of war proved the basic Spitfire design to be highly successful. In actuality, the first Spitfire was outfitted with a 600-hp Goshawk engine and fixed landing more »
STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,600. Empty wt. 1,027. Fuel capacity 24. Engine 125-hp Menasco C-4. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 150. Cruise mph 127. Stall mph 42. Initial climb rate 1,200. Range 350. Ceiling 17,500. The Ryan Aeronautical Co. was a successor to the Ryan Co. that produced the airplane Charles Lindbergh used to cross more »
STANDARD DATA: Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,332. Emptywt. 1,428. Fuel capacity 40. Engine 160-hp Lycoming0-320-D2A. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 127. Cruise mph 122. Initial climb rate 738. Ceiling 11,000. Range 505. Takeoff distance (50) 1,706. Landing distance (50′) 1,378. EADS, an acronym for European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, is Europe’s largest aerospace manufacturer, and the more »
STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,860. Empty wt. 1,313. Fuel capacity 24. Engine 160-hp Kinner. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 131. Cruise mph 123. Landing mph 54. Initial climb rate 1,000. Range 352. Ceiling 15,500. The Ryan PT-22 is another surplus military trainer of the World War II era that is still reasonably available on the more »
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