Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft

Appendix A (continued)

[484-485] Table III- Characteristics of Illustrative Aircraft, 1939-80

 

Aircraft;
engine;
and references

Physical characteristics

Performance characteristics

Po

Wg

We

b

aircraft length, feet

S

Wg/S

Wg/Po

Vmaxa

Vca

Vs

CD , o

f

A

(L/D)max

Consolidated B-24J;

Pratt & Whitney R-1830-65;

58, 118.

d1200

56 000

38 000

110.0

67.2

1048

53.4

11.7

290

(h= 25 000)

f215

95

0.0406

42.54

11.55

12.9

Boeing B-29;

b Wright 3350-57;

58, 118.

d 2200

120 000

74 500

141.3

99

1736

69.1

13.6

357

(h= 25 000)

f 253

105

0.0241

41.16

11.50

16.8

Martin B-26F;

Pratt & Whitney R-2800;

58, 118.

d 2000

37 000

23 700

71.0

56.0

658

56.2

9.3

274

(h= 15 000)

f 225

122

0.0314

20.66

7.66

12.0

North American P-51D;

Rolls-Royce V-1650;

63, 66, 118.

1490

10 100

7 125

37.0

32.3

233

43.4

6.8

437

(h= 25 000)

f 362

100

0.0163

3.80

5.86

14.6

Lockheed P-38L;

Allison V-1710-111;

63,118.

e 1470

17 500

12 800

52.0

37.9

327.5

53.4

6.9

414

(h= 25 000)

-

105

0.0268

8.78

8.26

13.5

Grumman F6F-3;

Pratt & Whitney R-2800;

63, 118.

2000

12 441

9 101

42.8

33.6

334

37.3

6.2

375

(h= 17 300)

f 160

84

0.0211

7.05

5.34

12.2

Curtiss SB2C-1;

Wright R-2600-8;

109, 118.

1750

14 730

10 114

49.8

36.7

422

34.9

10.2

281

(h= 12 400)

f 158

79

0.0225

9.52

5.88

12.4

Lockheed L.1049G;

Wright R-3350;

14, 67.

d 3250

133 000

-

123.0

113.5

1650

80.6

10.2

352

(h= 10 500)

331

(h= 23 000)

100

0.0211

34.82

9.17

16.0

Vickers Viscount c (700 series);

Rolls-Royce Dart 506;

14, 67.

d 1600

60 000

36 776

93.8

81.2

963

62.3

9.4

-

334

(h= 25 000)

-

-

-

9.14

-

Lockheed C-130;

c Allison T-56;

16.

d 4910

155 000

75 331

132.6

97.7

1745

88.8

7.9

-

386

(h= 20 000)

115

-

-

10.08

-

Piper Cherokee;

Lycoming 0-360;

15.

180

2 450

1 386

32.0

24.0

170

14.4

13.6

148

141

(h= 7 000)

61

0.0358

6.09

6.02

10.0

Cessna Skyhawk;

Lycoming 0-320;

16.

150

2 300

1 350

35.0

26.9

175

13.1

15.3

144

138

(h=8 000)

49

0.0319

5.58

7.32

11.6

Beech Bonanza V-35;

Continental I0-520;

16.

285

3 400

2 051

33.5

26.4

181

18.8

11.9

210

203

(h= 6 500)

63

0.0192

3.48

6.20

13.8

Cessna Cardinal RG II;

Lycoming 0-360;

16.

200

2 800

1 750

36.5

27.3

174

16.1

14.0

180

171

(h= 7 000)

57

0.0223

3.88

7.66

14.2

Cessna 310 II;

Continental I0-520;

16.

e285

5 500

3 417

36.9

29.3

179

30.7

9.7

238

223

(h= 7 500)

77

0.0267

4.78

7.61

13.0

Beech Super King Air 200;

Pratt & Whitney (Canada) PT6A-41;

16.

e 850

12 500

7 315

54.5

43.8

303

41.3

6.9

333

(h= 15 000)

320

(h= 25 000)

92

-

-

9.80

-

a all speeds are for sea level unless otherwise noted.
b Aerodynamic parameters based on data in B-29 Cruise Control Manual.
c Uncertaintites about power variation with altitude prevented estimation of aerodynamic parameters.
d For each of the engines.
e For each of the engines.
f Altitude.

 

 


Appendix A (continued)

[486-487] Table IV - Characteristics of Illustrative Flying Boats

 

Aircraft;

engine;

and references

Physical characteristics

Performance characteristics

Po

Wg

We

b

aircraft length, feet

S

Wg/S

Wg/Po

Vmaxa

Vca

Vs

CD , o

f

A

(L/D)max

Curtiss H16;

Liberty;

93, 118.

b400

10 900

7 400

95.1

46.1

1 164

9.4

13.6

95

e86

e 60

0.0768

85.92

9.40

8.4

Curtiss HS-2L;

Liberty;

93, 118, 109.

350

6 432

4 300

74.0

39.0

803

8.0

18.4

83

e 76

e 56

0.0676

54.24

8.24

8.2

Curtiss F-5L;

Liberty;

93, 118, 109.

b 400

13 600

8 720

103.0

49.3

1 397

9.7

17.0

90

e 82

e 61

0.0694

96.95

9.33

8.6

Navy-Curtiss NC-4;

Liberty;

93, 118, 109.

c 400

27 386

15 874

126.0

68.3

2 380

11.5

17.1

85

e77

e 67

0.0899

213.96

8.07

7.0

Martin PM-1;

Wright R-1820-64;

93, 118, 109.

b 575

16 117

8 970

72.8

49.2

1 236

13.1

14.0

119

e 108

61

0.0478

59.08

5.19

7.7

Hall XP2H-1;

Curtiss V-1570-54;

6, 118

c 600

35 393

20 856

112.0

70.2

2 742

12.9

14.8

139

120

59

0.0291

79.76

5.54

10.2

Loening OA-1C;

Packard 1A-2500;

88, 89, 109.

475

5 316

3 673

45.0

35.1

504

10.5

11.2

122

e 111

e 60

0.0458

23.08

4.86

7.64

Sikorsky S-38B;

Pratt & Whitney R-1340;

5, 67.

b 420

10 480

6 500

71.7

40.3

720

14.6

12.5

125

110

55

0.0543

39.10

7.14

8.5

Consolidated Commodore;

Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Series B;

67.

b 575

17 600

11 500

100.1

68.0

1 110

15.9

15.3

e120

108

e 66

0.0562

62.38

9.00

9.4

Dornier Do X;

Curtiss V-1570;

67, 114, 93.

d640

105 820

76 764

157.5

131.3

4 844

21.9

13.8

134

e 122

e 75

0.0472

228.64

5.12

7.7

Sikorsky S-42;

Pratt & Whitney R-1690-T1C1;

67, 114, 93.

c 700 (h=5000)

38 000

24 000

114.2

64.2

1 340

28.4

13.6

182

(h = 5000)

170

(h = 12000)

e 70

0.0362

47.51

9.73

12.2

Martin 130;

Pratt & Whitney R-1830-G9;

9, 24, 67, 93.

c 950

52 252

24 611

130.0

90.9

2 170

24.1

13.8

180

(h = 7000)

163

(h = 7000)

e 80

0.0303

65.75

7.88

11.9

Boeing 314;

Wright GR-2600;

67, 11, 93, 99.

c 1 600

84 000

48 400

152.0

106.0

2 867

29.3

13.1

201

(h = 6200)

184

(h = 11000)

70

0.0274

78.56

8.06

13.0

Douglas Dolphin;

Pratt & Whitney R-1340-96;

5, 93, 109.

b 450

9 387

6 377

60.0

45.1

592

15.9

10.4

153

e 139

e 64

0.0430

25.46

6.08

8.82

Grumman G-21;

Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-6;

9, 23.

b 450

8 000

5 425

49.0

38.5

375

21.3

8.9

201

(h = 5000)

191

(h = 5000)

e 61

0.0325

12.19

6.40

10.5

Fleetwings F-5;

Jacobs L-5;

9.

285

3 750

2 450

40.5

32.0

235

19.0

13.2

150

135

e 53

0.0345

8.11

7.25

10.6

Consolidated PBY-5A;

Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92;

24, 64, 93, 109, 118.

b 1 200

33 975

20 910

104.0

63.8

1 400

24.3

14.2

179

(h = 7000)

117

e 79

0.0309

43.26

7.73

11.9

Consolidated PB2Y-3;

Pratt & Whitney R-1830-88;

109, 118, 93, 64.

c 1 200

68 000

41 031

115.0

79.3

1 780

38.2

14.2

224

(h = 19500)

140

e 76

0.0281

50.02

7.43

12.3

Martin PBM-3D;

Wright R-2600-22;

109, 118, 93, 64.

b1 900

51 608

32 848

118.0

79.8

1 408

36.7

13.6

202

(h = 15900)

135

e 76

0.0327

46.04

9.89

13.2

Martin JRM-1;

Wright R-3350-B;

13, 109, 118.

c2 200

145 000

78 805

200.0

123.2

3 683

39.4

16.5

222

153

e 88

0.0233

84.34

10.86

16.4

Martin P5M-2;

Wright R-3350-32W;

14, 109, 118.

b 3450

76 595

49 218

181.1

100.2

1 406

54.5

10.4

251

159

112

0.0275

38.67

9.92

14.4

a all speeds are for sea level unless otherwise noted.
b For each of two engines.
c For each of four engines.
d For each of twelve engines.
e Estimated

Appendix A continues


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