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Brewster F2A Buffalo fighter

 

 

F2A-3 Buffalo

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
F2A-1 fighter 12/1939 - 1940 11 4/1942 Wright R-1820-34 engine (950 h. p.), 1 12.7-mm MG, 1 7.6-mm MG, 2 additional 12.7-mm MG from early 1940
F2A-2 9/1940 - 1941 43 R-1820-40 (1200 h. p.), 4 12.7-mm MG, 90 kg of bombs, length decreased at 0.13 m. All were modified by F2A-3 standard in May 1941.
F2A-3 1941 - 4/1942 108 length increased at 0.25 m, fuel stowage and armor protection increased.

 

Modification F2A-3

Wing span, m

10.67

Length, m

8.03

Height, m

3.68

Wings area, m2

19.41

Empty mass, kg

2146

Full flying-off mass, kg

3247
Engine 1 Wright R-1820-40
Power, h. p. 1200
Maximal speed, km/h 571
Cruise speed, km/h 415
Flying range, km 1553
Vertical speed, m/s  
Maximal altitude, m 10120
Complement 1
Armament 4 12.7 MG, 90 kg of bombs

F2A-2 Buffalo (VF-2, Lexington, 1941)

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008