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  • Douglas XP-48 Lightweight Fighter Proposal

    Douglas Aircraft Company proposed its XP-48 as a lightweight fighter for the United States Army Air Corps prior to the American entry in World War 2.

     Updated: 12/26/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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    Douglas XP-48 Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1940
    Type: Lightweight Fighter Proposal
    National Origin: United States
    Manufacturer(s): Douglas Aircraft Company - USA
    Production Total: 0

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Operating Crew: 1
    Length: 21.82 feet (6.65 meters)
    Width: 32.15 feet (9.80 meters)
    Height: 8.86 feet (2.70 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 2,679 lb (1,215 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 3,406 lb (1,545 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

    Engine(s): 1 x Ranger SGV-770 V12 inverted liquid-cooled inline piston engine developing 525 horsepower and driving a three-bladed propeller at the nose.

    Maximum Speed: 351 mph (565 kph; 305 knots)

    Armament / Mission Payload

    1 x 0.50 caliber heavy machine gun
    1 x 0.30 caliber medium machine gun

    Global Operators / Customers

    United States (cancelled)

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

    XP-48 - Base Project Designation