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DOUGLAS XP-48

Posted 11/2/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Douglas XP-48 three view drawing. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The XP-48 was designed as a small, lightweight fighter by Douglas Aircraft Company in 1939. The Model 312 was to be powered by a Ranger inverted-vee SGV-770 of 525 hp. The Army Air Corps canceled the contract before any aircraft were built because of doubt about the XP-48 performance.


Type Number built/
converted
Remarks
XP-48 0 Proposal canceled


TECHNICAL NOTES (as designed):
Engine: Ranger SGV-770 inverted vee of 525 hp
Armament: One .30-cal. and one .50-cal. machine gun
Span: 32 ft.
Length: 21 ft. 9 in.
Height: 9 ft.

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