Douglas XT-30

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XT-30
Role Advanced trainer
National origin United States
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company
Status Not built

The Douglas XT-30 was a proposed American military advanced trainer. It was never built.

Design and development

Intended to replace the North American T-6 Texan, the XT-30 was designed in 1948 for a United States Air Force competition. The design had an 800 hp (600 kW) Wright R-1300 radial mounted amidships behind the cockpit (in the fashion of the P-39),1 in a rather squared-off fuselage.2 The R-1300 drove a three-bladed propeller by way of an extension shaft (driveshaft).3 The XT-30 design seated pilot and pupil in tandem, under a framed greenhouse canopy4 and had a straight low wing.5

Competing against the North American T-28 Trojan, the more complex XT-30 was not selected for production and none were built.6

Specifications (projected)

Data from Francillon, René J. McDonnell Douglas aircraft since 1920. London : Putnam, 1979.

General characteristics

Performance

See also

References

Notes
  1. ^ Francillon, René J. McDonnell Douglas aircraft since 1920 (Putnam, 1979), p.714.
  2. ^ Francillon, diagram p.714.
  3. ^ Francillon, p.714.
  4. ^ Francillon diagram p.714.
  5. ^ Francillon, diagram p.715.
  6. ^ Francillon, p.714.
Bibliography
  • Francillon, René J. McDonnell Douglas aircraft since 1920. London : Putnam, 1979.