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Thursday, January 20th 2011, 5:34pm

Reconnaissance Aircraft (FACh)



Thursday, January 20th 2011, 5:34pm

[SIZE=4]ENAER R1E-1P Caracara Fighter-Reconnaissance Aircraft[/SIZE]
(licensed Petlyakov Pe-3bis with Spartan inlines, tailored for high-speed recce)

[SIZE=3]General characteristics:[/SIZE]
Crew: 1
Length: 13.5 m (44 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 17.13 m (56 ft 2 in)
Height: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 40.5 m2 (436 sq ft)
Empty weight: 5,783 kg (12,750 lb)
Gross weight: 8,119 kg (17,900 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × FMA-Spartan 12V-1500S-SS V12 engines, 1,119 kW (1,500 hp) each
Propellers: 4-bladed

Maximum speed: 635.9 km/h (395 mph; 343.2 kn) @ 5,050 metres (16,600 ft)
Range: 1,770.3 km (1,100 mi)
Service ceiling: 9,500 m (31,168 ft)
Time to altitude: 6 minutes to 5,000 metres (16,000 ft)

- 2 × 13-mm machine guns in the nose (not always added)

In many respects this aircraft is a standard F3E-1 Caracara fighter, but the aircraft is extensively stripped-down, with attention paid to fuselage streamlining. All excess weight is removed, including much of the armament and even the second crewman (the gunner).