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U.S. Air Force
North American O-47B
|Dimensions||46'4" by 33'3" by 12'1"
14.12m by 10.13m by 3.68m
|Wing area||349 square feet
32.4 square meters
|Maximum speed||227 mph
|Service ceiling||24,100 feet
|Power plant||1 1060 hp (790 kW) Wright R-1820 Cyclone nine-cylinder radial engine|
|Armament||1 fixed wing 0.30 machine gun
1 flexible rear cockpit 0.30 machine gun
|External stores||2 100 lb (45 kg) bombs|
The O-47 observation monoplane was one of the first aircraft build by North American, to U.S. Army specifications. It was relatively advanced when it was first introduced in 1934, with an all-metal body and retracting landing gears. It had a distinctive deep underbody with the observer's station. However, it was obsolete in 1941, and saw service mainly as a trainer and target tug.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (accessed 2012-2-3)
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