Specifications for the
Hughes Model D-2 (XP-73 / XA-37)
Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Fast Reconnaissance
Focus Model: Hughes Model D-2 (XA-37)
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1943
Crew: 2 to 5
Length: 57.74ft (17.6m)
Width: 60.01ft (18.29m)
Height: 27.23ft (8.30m)
Weight (Empty): 26,455lbs (12,000kg)
Weight (MTOW): 31,672lbs (14,366kg)
Powerplant: ORIGINALLY: 2 x Wright XR-2160 Tornado engines; OFFICIAL: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-49 engines developing 2,000 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 432mph (696kmh; 376kts)
Maximum Range: 1,000miles (1,610km)
Service Ceiling: 36,007ft (10,975m; 6.8miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,620 feet per minute (799m/min)
Highly variable throughout development. Proposed:
6 x 20mm cannons in nose
4 x 0.50 caliber Browning heavy machine guns in remote-controlled powered rear turret.
6 x 12.7mm Browning M2 heavy machine guns in nose.
At one point up to 4,000lbs of conventional drop ordnance in an internal bomb bay.
Model D-2 - Base Series Designation