Loening PW-2
1921
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Loening PW-2

During 1918 the Loening Aeronautical Engineering Company had designed the M.8, a two-seat shoulder-wing monoplane intended for use in an observation role. It gained a US Army Air Service contract, but with the war's end only two were built. From this basic design the company developed a new single-seater to meet a post-war requirement of the USAAS for a fighter in the PW (Pursuit, Water-cooled) category. Three PW-2 prototypes were built, the first (64139) being used for static testing. Evaluation of 64140 and 64141 led to a contract for 10 PW-2A production aircraft, with modifications to the rear fuselage and tail unit, and with power provided by the 239kW Wright H engine. After one of the first four production aircraft lost its wings in flight, the remaining six were cancelled. One of the PW-2As was subsequently reworked with wings of reduced span and given a 261kW Packard 1A-1237 engine, and was tested for a period under the designation PW-2B.


Specification 
 MODELPW-2A
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1270 kg2800 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan12.12 m40 ft 9 in
    Length7.95 m26 ft 1 in
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed219 km/h136 mph

Comments
huaren, 18.06.2011

I flew in a loening once. Only it was and open cockpit bi-plane flying boat. Have you any pictures of one of these

, 18.06.2011

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C.K.Hixenbaugh, 12.04.2008

I flew in a loening once. Only it was and open cockpit bi-plane flying boat. Have you any pictures of one of these
or have any been rrestored ch

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