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30)VULTEE V 65


All V-65’s used by the Brazilian Air Force were basically SU-2 aircraft. Thirty-seven V-65B’s were built in 1933 and exported to Brazil. The first flight of the V-65C was in 1933. Forty-two of these aircraft were exported to China. The V-65C1 and V-65F were built in 1933 and 1934. Eleven of the V-65C1’s were land planes and four were equipped with floats. These aircraft were exported to China and Argentina. 


General characteristics   


Crew: Two  


Length: 27 ft 5.5 in (8.37 m) Wingspan: 36 ft (10.97 m). Height: 11 ft 4 in (3.45 m)


Wing area: 337 ft2 (31.31 m2)   


Empty weight: 3,312 lb (1,502 kg)  


Max takeoff weight: 4,765 lb (2,161 kg)   


Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney R-1690-42 Hornet radial, 600 hp (447 kW)   


Performance   


Maximum speed: 167 mph at sea level (269 km/h)   


Range: 680 miles (1,094 km)   


Service ceiling: 18,600 ft (5,670 m)   


Armament   


3 .30 cal (7.62 mm) Browning machine guns, one forward firing and two on a trainable mount in rear cockpit.




 

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