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Type sheet: p59

Bell P 59 B Airacomet
Jet-driven fighter interceptor, USA, 1944

[Technical Data] [Expo/Images] - [ Bell] [ Fighter 1939-1945]

Sizes and weights

Total Length :

38.123 ft

11.620 m

 

Greatest height :

12.008 ft

3.660 m

 

Wingspan :

44.193 ft

13.470 m

 

Wing area :

385.782 sqft

35.840 qm

 

Max take off weight :

13701.9 lbs

6214.0 kg

 

Weight empty :

8167.3 lbs

3704.0 kg

 

Performance data

Max. speed :

355 kts

658 km/h

 

Cruising speed :

326 kts

604 km/h

 

Service ceiling :

46194 ft

14080 m

 

Wing load :

35.47 lbs/ft2

173.00 kg/qm

 

Range :

348 nm

644 km

 

Propulsion

Kind :

Strl

 

Type :

General Electric J31-GE5

 

Power rating (max.) :

8898 N

907 kp

 

Count :

2

2

 

Total power rating (max.) :

17795 N

1814 kp

 

Other

Crew :

0

0

 

 

1

 

Armament :

1* 37mm M4 Cannon, 3* cal.50 MG (12,7mm)

 

       

 

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