Vultee V11 Bomber (oz14969)
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Vultee V11 Bomber. Scale model for rubber power.
Note plan shows retracting landing gear.
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Update 6/12/2023: Added article thanks to GerritL.
Quote: "THE Vultee Attack Plane has exceeded the performance expected by its designers and Gerald Vultee of the Airplane Development Corp (a Cord subsidiary) of Glendale, California, after whom it was named.
Much of the structural features of this plane has already been proved in the high speed V-1A ten-passenger airline transport of the same name. With the exception of the fabric covering on the elevator and aileron surfaces, the plane is of all metal construction.
Extensive tests have been run on the second of these planes off the production line and it has shown a cruising speed of 220 miles per hour and a top speed of 245 miles per hour at an altitude of 16,000 ft.
Powered with the new Wright Cyclone Model SR-1820-F53 which delivers 750 horsepower at 16,000 ft, the Vultee will climb to 20,000 ft in 14 min. It has a service ceiling of 27,000 ft, and an absolute ceiling of 29,500 ft.
The plane presents quite an interesting appearance with the high location on the fuselage of the stabilizer-elevator units on the top of the fuselage and forward of the rudder post. This unique arrangement gives the machine gunner an exceptionally wide range of fire.
The 'hot-house' or pilot and gunner location on the top of the fuselage adds to the interesting appearance of the plane - no doubt to the drag also.
Loaded for attack with 600 pounds of ammunition, the V-11 has a range of 2200 miles. In an overloaded condition with 1200 pounds of bombs, it has a range of 900 miles. Internal racks with stainless steel chutes are provided for twenty 30 pound bombs. Fully loaded with external bombs, the cruising speed is cut down about 25 miles per hour.
Many other good constructional and aerodynamical features tend to make the V-11 one of the outstanding military planes of the world. Due to the large plane's good aerodynamical qualities, the flying scale model of it described here is one of the best low wing models we have seen. It is fast and stable in flight and if built of light balsa will fly quite a distance.
Constructing the Model: In order to construct a flying model of the Vultee Attack plane, it is first necessary to study all pages of drawings carefully. They are numbered so you can cut them out and use as sets. Pin to work bench or drawing board and place wax paper over them..."
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User commentsSuperb scale plan for it's age, and lovingly restored too :)
Miguel - 06/12/2023
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