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Vought V.156F diving bomber

SB2U-3

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
V.156F (SB2U-2 Vindicator) diving bomber 1939 39 1940 Pratt & Whitney R-1535-96 engine (825 hp), 2 7.6mm MG, 454 kg of bombs

 

Modification V.156F

Wing span, m

12.80

Length, m

10.36

Height, m

3.12

Wings area, m2

28.33

Empty mass, kg

2555

Full flying-off mass, kg

4272
Engine 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1535-96
Power, h. p. 825
Maximal speed, km/h 391
Cruise speed, km/h 244
Flying range, km 1803
Vertical speed, m/s 5.4
Maximal altitude, m 7195
Complement 2
Armament 2 x 7.5 MAC MG, 454 kg of bombs

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Ivan Gogin, 2009