Vought F6U Pirate

ICAO aircraft code F6U
Manufacturer Vought
Country United States

The Vought F6U Pirate was the Vought company’s first jet fighter, designed for the United States Navy during the mid-1940s.

Specifications

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Vought F6U Pirate specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
F6U
Manufacturer
Vought
Manufactured
1948 - 1950
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Westinghouse J34-WE-30A
Jet
Power:
4,224 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
518 Kts
959 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
107 Kts
Travel range:
1,020 Nm
1,889 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
46,260 feet
Rate of Climb:
8060 feet / minute
40.94meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
5,850 Kg
12,897 lbs
Max Payload:
600 Kg
1,323 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
650 gallon
2,461 liter

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About the Vought F6U Pirate

The Vought F6U Pirate was the Vought company’s first jet fighter, designed for the United States Navy during the mid-1940s. Although pioneering the use of turbojet power as the first naval fighter with an afterburner and composite material construction, the aircraft proved to be underpowered and was judged unsuitable for combat. None were ever issued to operational squadrons and they were relegated to development, training, and test roles before they were withdrawn from service in 1950.

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