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WACO VPF-7

On loan from Alan H. Shimer

WACO VPF-7

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.

Specifications

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
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