Conceived as a low-cost fighter for use by smaller
nations demanding comparatively simple warplanes,
yet embodying such modern features as an enclosed
cockpit and a retractable undercarriage, the NA-50 was
a single-seat derivative of the NA-16 tandem two-seat
basic trainer. Of all-metal construction with semi-monocoque
fuselage, the NA-50 was powered by an
870hp Wright R-1820-77 Cyclone radial and carried an
armament of two 7.62mm machine guns. In
January 1938, a contract was placed on behalf of the
Cuerpo de Aeronautica del Peru for seven NA-50s, delivery being completed in May 1939. In Peruvian service,
the NA-50s were equipped with racks for up to
249kg of bombs, and the type saw active service
in 1941 during a conflict with Ecuador. The last
Peruvian NA-50 was withdrawn in 1961.
|A three-view drawing (1280 x 824)|
| Take-off weight||2585 kg||5699 lb|
| Empty weight||2028 kg||4471 lb|
| Wingspan||11.35 m||37 ft 3 in|
| Length||8.21 m||27 ft 11 in|
| Height||2.67 m||9 ft 9 in|
| Wing area||21.93 m2||236.05 sq ft|
| Max. speed||475 km/h||295 mph|
| Range||1038 km||645 miles|
|Klaatu83, e-mail, 09.09.2011 00:16|
Makes an interesting comparison with the Australia's Commonwealth "Boomerang".
|leo rudnicki, e-mail, 07.04.2009 21:50|
My information is that the given information is correct,ie,two 30cal guns in cowl. Thai NA68's had 2 20mm cannon in underwing gondolas as well.
|Maverick Mitchell, 19.02.2008 06:48|
The NA-50 had 4 .5in machine guns and each gun had 450 rounds of ammo per gun.
|Maverick Mitchell, 19.02.2008 06:46|
The NA-50 had 4 .5in machine guns and each gun had 450 rounds of ammo
|Victor obando, e-mail, 17.02.2008 22:23|
I just want to know if you can help me in finding how many machine guns and caliber has had the AN-50 and how many rounds of ammo.
Do you have any comments?
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