Pilots Handbook F3D-1 Skynight
Издательство: Authority of the secretary of the air force
Год издания: 1951
Размер: 9 Mb
Изображения: черно-белые рисунки
The model F3D-1 night fighter airplane is a two-place, jet-propelled, all-metal monoplane manufactured by Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., El SegundoDivision. Two J34-WE-34 Westinghouse engines of the turbo-jet type are installed. An enclosed cockpit accommodates a pilot and a radar operator seated side by side. The entrance door (ditching hatch) is a sliding panel in the upper section of the cockpit enclosure. The forward windshield is flak-resistant glass. The airplane is equipped with tricycle-type landing gear and can takeoff from the deck of a carrier with the aid of a catapult, or from a shore base. Landings can be made on an ordinary landing field, or a carrier deck with the aid of arresting gear. Four 20-mm guns are mounted in the lower fuselage nose section, two on each side of the airplane center line. The airplane is equipped with speed brakes, one on each side and one on the bottom of the fuselage. The wings have 3° dihedral and may be folded.