Picture of Brewster Buffalo WW2 Fighter
The Brewster Buffalo F2A was an American carrier-based fighter designed in the mid 1930's, it was the first monoplane fighter to serve with the US Navy carrier force but the Brewster Buffalo was effectively obsolete by the time the US entered WW2, after limited use in the Battle of Midway against the Japanese where the majority of aircraft were lost, the remainder were quickly returned to the US for use as trainers, many Brewster Buffalo fighter pilots who survived the Battle of Midway henceforth referred to the Brewster Buffalo as the "flying coffin".
|Brewster Buffalo F2A-3 Specifications: |
- Crew: Pilot only
- Length: 26 ft 4 in (8.03 m)
- Wingspan: 35 ft (10.7 m)
- Height: 12 ft 1 in (3.68 m)
- Empty weight: 4,732 lb (2,146 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 6,321 lb (2,867 kg)
- Engine: Single 950 hp Wright R-1820-34 Cyclone 9, radial piston engine
- Maximum speed: 321 mph at 16,500 ft (457 km/h, 517 km/h)
- Range: 965 mi (1,553 km)
- Service ceiling 30,000 ft (9,144 m)
- Rate of climb: 2,290 ft/min (673 m/min)
Brewster Buffalo F2A-3 Armament:
- Four 0.50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns
- Twin 100-pound (45.36 kg) bombs
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