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Eberhart FG

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Eberhart FG

Role Fighter
National origin United States
Manufacturer Eberhart Aeroplane and Motor Company
First flight 1927
Number built 1
Developed into Eberhart F2G

The Eberhart XFG was an American single-seat experimental ship-borne fighter developed for the United States Navy in 1927.


The Eberhart Aeroplane and Motor Company produced its first original plane in 1927—the XFG—as a shipboard fighter for the U.S. Navy. It was of welded steel tube and dural construction with fabric skinning. An unusual feature was the application of sweepback to the upper mainplane and forward sweep to the lower.

Operational history

The sole XFG-1 prototype was tested by the United States Navy in late 1927, and was returned to Eberhart, where it was reconstructed as the Eberhart F2G.


General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 27 ft 3 in (8.30 m)
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m)
  • Wing area: 241.00 ft2 (22.38 m2)
  • Empty weight: 2145 lb (973 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2938 lb (1333 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-C Wasp nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 425 hp (317 kW) each


  • Maximum speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)


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