Lockheed Vega. Specifications. A photo.
Lockheed Vega - single-US civilian aircraft, designed in 1927, the «Lockheed Corporation» Corporation.
A photoLockheed Vega
American aircraft manufacturers have begun to create a project model aircraft Lockheed Vega in the first half 20-ies of the last century. Initially, the fuselage of the aircraft was supposed to perform in a biplane configuration, however, due to the fact that the plane is already in the initial stage was expected to equip sufficiently powerful power plant, in the final version it was decided to use the configuration monoplane, overhead wing.
The aircraft was exclusively civil sphere of its application, in particular, the aircraft was positioned as a passenger airliner, capable of carrying on its board a sufficiently large number of people, that is the best suited to fly on the routes of local and regional importance. However, later Lockheed Vega aircraft operated and as a transport aircraft, but here there were a number of restrictions on the size of cargo that does not always satisfy the conditions of potential owners.
Lockheed Vega Photo
The first test plane, with its lifting into the air, held in 1927 year - the aircraft has successfully coped with all the tasks, which is why, already in the same year began, and its serial production, which was quite large - for the entire period of production, aircraft manufacturers of the Corporation «Lockheed Corporation» 128 aircraft, of which only a few units survived to date have been built.
Lockheed Vega airplane has enough aerodynamic design, in particular, there are virtually there are no protruding parts that provides high aircraft maneuverability and controllability is quite acceptable. However, the top position of the wing, to a large extent reduces the strength of the structure, as a consequence, sharp maneuvers on that aircraft often led to catastrophic consequences.
At its board aircraft Lockheed Vega is to transport up to 7 people, including the addition of one pilot, as and six passengers, or else, used to transport on board goods, provided that their size will satisfy regulatory requirements, and the maximum takeoff aircraft weight constituting 2155 kg, it will not be exceeded.
The aircraft model Lockheed Vega is equipped with radial power plant, consisting of a piston aircraft engine brand Pratt & Whitney R-1340-C1 Wasp, located in the front part. The power plane is an aircraft engine 420 hp that provides high aircraft airspeed, component 300 km \ h. (Maximum value), and also allows you to overcome the distance in kilometers 885.
Specifications Lockheed Vega.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 6 people;
- aircraft Length: 8,38 m .;
- Wingspan: 12,5 m .;
- Plane Height: 2,6 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 1163 kg .;
- Payload: 992 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 2155 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 240 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 300 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 885 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 5920 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1340-C1 Wasp;
- Power: 420 hp
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