VL Myrsky (Storm) Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1943
Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance
National Origin: Finland
Manufacturer(s): Valtion lentokonetehdas - Finland
Production Total: 51
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 27.40 feet (8.35 meters)
Overall Width: 36.09 feet (11.00 meters)
Overall Height: 9.84 feet (3.00 meters)
Weight (Empty): 5,478 lb (2,485 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 7,083 lb (3,213 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x SFA-Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp R-183-SC3-G 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine developing 1,065 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 329 mph (529 kph; 286 knots)
Maximum Range: 580 miles (933 km)
Service Ceiling: 29,495 feet (8,990 meters; 5.59 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 50 feet-per-minute (15 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
4 x 12.7mm LKK/42 machine guns in fuselage
2 x 220lb bombs underwing
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Myrsky I - Prototype Designation; appearing in December of 1941; 4 examples completed.
Myrsky II - Initial Production Models; 47 examples completed.
Myrsky III - Proposed follow-up variant of 1943; never produced.