Picture of EKW C-3603 WW2 Fighter
The EKW C-36 was designed in 1939 by EKW (Eidgenössische Konstruktions Werkstätte) and powered by a Hispano-Suiza engine, 150 C-3603 aircraft entered service with the Swiss Air Force in 1942, C-3603 fighters patrolled Swiss airspace alongside 90 German built Messerschmitt 109E's from 1942 until until 1952 when their fighter role was taken over by British built DH Vampire jet fighters, sixty of the remaining C-3603's were converted into target tugs fitted with a Lycoming T53-L-7 turboshaft engine, a role in which they served for the next 15 years.
|C-3605 target-tug (re-engined C-3603's) Specifications: |
- Crew: Pilot only
- Length: 12.40 m (40 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 13.74 m (45 ft 1 in)
- Height: 4.05 m (13 ft 4 in)
- Wing area: 28.7 m² (309 ft²)
- Empty weight: 2,634 kg (5,806 lb)
- Gross weight: 3,716 kg (8,192 lb)
- Engine: single 820 kW (1,100 hp) Lycoming T53-L-7 turboshaft
- Maximum speed: 432 km/h (268 mph)
- Range: 980 km (605 miles)
- Service ceiling: 10,000 m (32,810 ft)
- Rate of climb: 12.6 m/s (2,470 ft/min)
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