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Chance Vought F7U Cutlass fighter

 

 

F7U-3M Cutlass

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
F7U-1 fighter 4/1954 - 1954 14 11/1957 2 Westinghouse J34-WE-22 engines (2 x 1360/1680 kgf), 4 20-mm guns
F7U-3 fighter-bomber 1954 - 1954 180 2 Westinghouse J46-WE-8 engines (2 x 1814/2597 kgf), 4 20-mm guns, 2450 kg of combat load (2 907-kg bombs or 2 nuclear bombs or 96 70-mm FFAR rockets)
F7U-3M 7/1954 - 12/1955 98 4 20-mm guns, 2450 kg of combat load (2 907-kg or 4 454-kg bombs or 96 70-mm FFAR rockets or 24 127-mm HVAR or HPAG rockets or 4 Sparrow I or Sidewinder or Falcon AAM, APQ-51 radar
F7U-3P recon 6/1954 - 1955 12 without armament and radar

 

Modification F7U-3

Wing span, m

12.09

Length, m

13.13

Height, m

4.31

Wings area, m2

46.08

Empty mass, kg

8391

Full flying-off mass, kg

14350
Engine 2 Westinghouse J46-WE-8

Force, kgf

2 x 1814/2597
Maximal speed, km/h 1135
Cruise speed, km/h  
Flying range, km 2200
Vertical speed, m/s 66.0
Maximal altitude, m 12200
Complement 1
Armament 4 20-mm guns, 2450 kg of combat load (2 907-kg bombs or 2 nuclear bombs or 96 70-mm FFAR rockets)

F6U-1 Pirate and F7U-3 Cutlass

F7U-3 Cutlass

F7U-1 Cutlass ("Blue Angels")

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008