Vought F7U Cutlass

ICAO aircraft code F7U
Manufacturer Vought
Country United States

The Vought F7U Cutlass was a United States Navy carrier-based jet fighter and fighter-bomber of the early Cold War era.

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Vought F7U Cutlass specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
F7U
Manufacturer
Vought
Manufactured
1948 - 1955
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine:
2x Westinghouse J46-WE-8B
Jet
Power:
6,000 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
606 Kts
1,122 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
93 Kts
Travel range:
800 Nm
1,482 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
40,600 feet
Rate of Climb:
14420 feet / minute
73.25meter / second
Take Off Distance:
486 meter - 1,594.47 feet
Landing Distance:
486 meter - 1,594.47 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
12,174 Kg
26,839 lbs
Max Payload:
3,000 Kg
6,614 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
971 gallon
3,676 liter

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About the Vought F7U Cutlass

The Vought F7U Cutlass was a United States Navy carrier-based jet fighter and fighter-bomber of the early Cold War era. It was a tailless aircraft for which aerodynamic data from projects of the German Arado and Messerschmitt companies, obtained at the end of World War II through German scientists who worked on the projects, contributed, though Vought designers denied any link to the German research at the time. The F7U was the last aircraft designed by Rex Beisel, who was responsible for the first fighter ever designed specifically for the U.S. Navy, the Curtiss TS-1 of 1922.

Regarded as a radical departure from traditional aircraft design, the Cutlass suffered from numerous technical and handling problems throughout its short service career. The type was responsible for the deaths of four test pilots and 21 other U.S. Navy pilots. Over one quarter of all Cutlasses built were destroyed in accidents.

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