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Did You Know?
- The WACO VPF is extremely rare (only six were ever built).
- The VPF is essentially a model UPF with a slightly different engine. It was designed as a trainer/combat aircraft for the Guatemalan Air Force.
- As an attack aircraft the front cockpit would be covered and .30-caliber machine gun pods would be placed under the wings. However, this particular aircraft has no indication of machine guns ever having been attached.
|Wingspan||30 ft. 6 in.|
|Length||23 ft. 10 in.|
|Height||8 ft. 3 in.|
|Operational Weight||2,650 lbs.|
|Maximum Speed||148 mph|
|Engine||One Continental W-670-M, producing 240 hp|