Travel Air / Arthur Chevrolet Aviation Motors Corporation - USA
Italy (trialed); United States
Aircraft developed for the role of prototyping, technology demonstration, or research / data collection.
Inherent ability of airframe to take considerable damage.
Can accelerate to higher speeds than average aircraft of its time.
EXTENDED RANGE PERFORMANCE
Capability to travel considerable distances through onboard fuel stores.
Manual process of allowing its pilot and / or crew to exit in the event of an airborne emergency.
Maximum Take-Off Weight
monoplane / low-mounted / straight
Design utilizes a single primary wing mainplane; this represents the most popular modern mainplane arrangement.
Mainplanes are low-mounted along the sides of the fuselage.
The planform involves use of basic, straight mainplane members.
1 x Wright J-6-9 air-cooled radial piston engine developing between 300 and 425 horsepower driving a two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
(395 kph | 213 knots)
(9,000 m | 6 miles)
(750 km | 405 nm)
MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
Type R "Mystery Ship" - Base Series Name; five examples completed.