Republic (Seversky) P-43 Lancer PDF eBook + Aircraft Flight Manuals

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February 1999

  • Japan’s Kawasaki Tony Fighter
  • WWII Fighters: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt & North American’s P-51 Mustang

April 1974

  • SAAB Story, Swedish Aerial Weapons
  • Whine From The Jug, the immortal P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Ace’s Corner
  • Parasols of Santa Monica

May 1974

  • Whine From The Jug, Part II of P-47 Saga
  • Hunchbacked Hawks, the Savoia-Marchetti SM79
  • Ace’s Corner, Hahn’s Me-109s
  • Hell Off Okinawa, Kamikazes’ Last Ditch
  • Basketcase Bummer, the Curtiss C-46 Caravan

June 1994

  • The Origins of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
  • From Seversky P-35 to Republic XP-72, including Wartime P-47s
  • Plus 11 pages of WWII Color Photos and Profiles

March 1995

  • Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, WWII’s Brawniest Single-Engined Brawler
  • Mystery Messerschmitt, the High Flying Me-109H
  • Electronic Snooper, RB-47 Recon-Spyplane

October 1971

  • Flying the Boeing F4B-4, the Classic Carrier Fighter
  • Japan’s G3M Nell, Battleship Destroyer
  • P-35 Seversky’s Cadillac Of The Air

December 1982

  • Hughes Flying Boat Photos
  • Alexander Kartveli, Designer of the P-35, P-47, P-84, and F-105
  • Soviet Tank Killers of WWII

Manuals

  • YP-43, P-43, P-43A Operation & Flight Instructions, 1942
  • Over 30 Republic P-43 Photos

Republic (Seversky) P-43 Lancer

General Characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 28 ft 6 in (8.7 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 1 in (11.0 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 1 in (4.3 m)
  • Wing area: 222.7 sq ft (20.7 m2)
  • Empty weight: 5,982 lb (2,713 kg)
  • Gross weight: 7,418 lb (3,365 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 8,460 lb (3,837 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-49 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 1,200 hp (895 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 356 mph (573 km/h, 309 kn)
  • Range: 650 mi (1,046 km, 560 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 35,990 ft (10,970 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,500 ft/min (13 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 33 lb/sq ft (163 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 0.16 hp/lb (0.27 kW/kg)

Armament

  • Guns: 4 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns
  • YP-43 – Pre-production prototypes; 13 built.
  • P-43 – First production version, identical to YP-43; 54 built.
  • P-43A – Version powered by R-1830-49 engine and armed with 0.50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns in the wings replacing the P-43’s original 0.30 in (7.62 mm); 80 built.
  • P-43A-1 – Version for China, rudimentary armor and wing fuel tank protection, armed with four 0.50 in machine guns in the wings, centerline hardpoint for a drop tank[clarification needed] or up to 200 lb (91 kg) of bombs; 125 built.
  • P-43B – Photo-reconnaissance version[citation needed] with cameras in the tail; 150 converted from P-43A and P-43A-1.
  • P-43C – Photo-reconnaissance version[citation needed] differing from P-43B only in equipment; two converted from P-43A.
  • P-43D – Photo-reconnaissance version,[citation needed] R-1830-47 engine; six converted from P-43A.
  • P-43E – Proposed photo-reconnaissance version[citation needed] with R-1830-47 engine; based on P-43A-1.
  • RP-43 – All USAAF aircraft re-designated as “restricted from combat” in 1942.
  • P-44 Rocket (AP-4J) – Proposed version with 1,400 hp (1,000 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-2180-1 engine; none built.