Republic P-43 Lancer

ICAO aircraft code P43
Manufacturer Republic Aviation
Country United States

The Republic P-43 Lancer was a single-engine, all-metal, low-wing monoplane fighter aircraft built by Republic, first delivered to the United States Army Air Corps in 1940.

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Republic P-43 Lancer specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
P43
Manufacturer
Republic Aviation
Manufactured
1940 - 1941
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-49
Piston
Power:
1,200 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
309 Kts
572 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
68 Kts
Travel range:
560 Nm
1,037 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
36,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
2500 feet / minute
12.70meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
3,840 Kg
8,466 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
3,365 Kg
7,418 lbs
Max Payload:
300 Kg
661 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
218 gallon
825 liter

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About the Republic P-43 Lancer

The Republic P-43 Lancer was a single-engine, all-metal, low-wing monoplane fighter aircraft built by Republic, first delivered to the United States Army Air Corps in 1940. A proposed development was the P-44 Rocket. While not a particularly outstanding fighter, the P-43A had a very good high-altitude performance coupled with an effective oxygen system. Fast and well-armed with excellent long-range capabilities, until the arrival of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, the Lancer was the only American fighter capable of catching a Japanese Mitsubishi Ki-46 “Dinah” reconnaissance plane at the speeds and heights at which they flew. In addition, the P-43 flew many long-range, high-altitude photo recon missions until replaced by F-4/F-5 Lightnings (P-38 variants) in both the USAAF and RAAF.

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