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Monday, May 10th 2010, 10:25pm

Brazil 1939

The Brazilians after seeing the somewhat dismal performance of the EMBRAER EMB-38 decided to continue further development of it, a development which culminated in the EMBRAER EMB-39. Seversky used his American contacts to get the licence for a updated version of the 1,050hp Pratt & Whitney R-1830-45 Twin Wasp, the newer 1,200hp version to be exact. As well as some airframe modifications, the EMB-39 would be an improvement over the previous EMB-38. However, the increasingly rapid pace of aircraft development in Brazil as EMBRAER attempted to play "catch-up" would mean that fewer would be produced than either its predecessor, or the new EMBRAER EMB-40 (1). The EMB-40 would make its first public appearance at Talons 39 in prototype form.'


ENGINE 1 x Pratt-Whitney R-1830-47, 1167kW
Take-off weight 3600 kg 7937 lb
Empty weight 2565 kg 5655 lb
Wingspan 10.97 m 36 ft 0 in
Length 8.69 m 29 ft 6 in
Height 4.27 m 14 ft 0 in
Wing area 20.72 m2 223.03 sq ft
Max. speed 562 km/h 349 mph
Ceiling 11580 m 38000 ft
Range 1287 km 800 miles
ARMAMENT 2 x 12.7mm machine-guns, 2 x 7.62mm machine-guns

(1) P-47

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "TheCanadian" (May 10th 2010, 10:25pm)