SET XV

The SET XV was a fighter aircraft developed in Romania in the mid-1930s. It was a conventional single-bay biplane with staggered wings of unequal span braced by N-struts. It was fitted with fixed tailwheel undercarriage with spatted mainwheels. The cockpit was fully enclosed, and the engine was fitted with a NACA cowl. Construction throughout was fabric-covered metal.

The SET XV was developed to compete for a Romanian Air Force contract for a new fighter. However, before evaluation had even seriously begun, the Polish PZL P.11 was already selected as the winner amidst various claims of impropriety. The sole SET XV prototype was evaluated by the air force for some time before being abandoned.

SET XV
Class Aircraft
Type Fighter
Manufacturer Societatea Pentru Exploatari Tehnice (SET)
Origin Romania
Country Name Origin Year
Romania 1934
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Societatea Pentru Exploatari Tehnice (SET) 1 View

Role Fighter
Manufacturer SET
Designer Grigore Zamfirescu
First flight 1934
Number built 1


General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 7.00 m (23 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.40 m (30 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 18.7 m2 (201 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,150 kg (2,535 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,550 kg (3,420 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Gnome-Rhône 9Krsd, 373 kW (500 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 264 km/h (164 mph)
  • Range: 520 km (320 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 9,400 m (30,800 ft)

Armament

  • 2 × fixed, forward-firing .303 Vickers machine guns

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