Fokker XA-7

The General Aviation / Fokker XA-7 was a prototype attack aircraft ordered in December 1929, and first flown in January 1931 by Fokker and then General Aviation Corporation after it bought Fokker-America in 1930, and entered in a competition held by the United States Army. However, the Curtiss A-8 won the competition, and A-7 development was not continued.


Fokker XA-7
Class Aircraft
Type Attack
Manufacturer Fokker
Origin United States of America
Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 1931
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
United States of America View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Fokker 1 View

The XA-7 was a two-seat low-wing all-metal monoplane design. It featured a thick cantilever wing, tunnel radiator and two closely spaced open cockpits.

Despite some innovative features, the XA-7 did not proceed past flight test status. After testing, the sole prototype was scrapped.

Role Attack
Manufacturer Fokker-America
First flight April 1931
Status Prototype
Primary user U.S. Army Air Corps
Number built 1


General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 31 ft (9.45 m)
  • Wingspan: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 5 in (2.87 m)
  • Wing area: 333 ft² (30.94 m²)
  • Empty weight: 3,866 lb (1,754 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 5,650 lb (2,563 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Curtiss V-1570 Conqueror V-12 liquid cooled, 600 hp (447 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 184 mph (296 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 61 mph (98 km/h)

Armament

  • 5 × .30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns
  • 488 lb (221 kg) of bombs

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