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Vultee Vengeance (A-35, A-31)
Technical Information

Background
Designed under the designation V-72, this aircraft was built by Vultee in the USA. In USAAF service, it had the designation of A-35. Dubbed the "Vultee Vibrator" by crews, it had a tendency to overheat and had an insufficient bomb load, range and cruising speed. It often had problems with overheating in tropical areas.

Lend Lease To RAF and RAAF
This dive bomber was exported as part of lend-lease to the commonwealth, including the RAF in Burma (with the designation A-31). Also the RAAF who used it in New Guinea, with designation DB-72.

Technical Details
Crew  Two (pilot, observer)
Engine  Wright R-2600-13
Span  48' "
Length  39' 9"
Height  15' 4"
Maximum Speed  275 mph (239 knots, 443 km/h) at 11,000 ft (3,350 m)
Range  1,400 miles
Armament  (wings) 4 or 6 .50 cal machine guns (rear) 1 x .50 cal machine gun
Bomb load  2,000 lbs (two 500 lb. internal and two 500 lb. bombs on external wing racks)
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