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Custer Channelwing: Dreams and Schemes
The P-50 Devastator

   
GENERAL  
wing Span 30 ft
Overall length 43 ft
Overall Height 19 ft
   
POWER PLANT  
two Rolls Royce/Pratt & Whitney  
RTM 322 (coupled installation)  
Max Power: 5,600 ESHP  
Best Consumption 0.41/lbs/hp/hr
   
WEIGHTS (approximate)  
Takeoff Weight 18,000 lbs
Empty Weight 9,000 lbs
Useful Load 8,000 lbs
Max Fuel (internal) 2,200 lbs
Max Fuel (external) 3,800 lbs
bomb bay tank 3,000 lbs
       
PERFORMANCE   
Service Ceiling 20,000 ft
max Speed 420 kts
Normal Cruise 350 kts
Minimum Speed 10 kts
Rate of Climb 3,500 fpm
Max "G" loading +8, -4
       
FIELD PERFORMANCE    
Takeoff over 50' obstacle under 100'
Landing Roll under 100'
   
RANGE  
Operatonal theater Range  
7,000 lbs Ordinance 620 nm
Ferry Range W/no payload  
and 8,800 lbs fuel 3,000 nm
   
Update: New NASA reasearch would appear to make the P-50 capable of VTOL, and increase performance in all areas.
 
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