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General Aviation XFA

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General Aviation XFA

Role Fighter
National origin United States
Manufacturer General Aviation Company
First flight 1932[1]
Number built 1

The General Aviation XFA was an American biplane fighter aircraft built by the General Aviation Company for the United States Navy.


  • Development 1
  • Specifications 2
  • References 3
    • Bibliography 3.1


The PW-4 was built for U.S. Navy

  • Angelucci, Enzo (1987). The American Fighter from 1917 to the present. New York: Orion Books. 
  • Lloyd S. Jones, U.S. Naval Fighters (Fallbrook CA: Aero Publishers, 1977, ISBN 0-8168-9254-7), pp. 89–91


  1. ^ a b c Angelucci, 1987. pp. 203-204.


  • Maximum speed: 170 mph (274 km/h)
  • Range: 518 miles (834 km)
  • Service ceiling: 20,200 ft (6,157 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1470 ft/min (7.47 m/s)


  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 22 ft 2 in (6.75 m)
  • Wingspan: 25 ft 6 in (7.77 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 3 in (2.81 m)
  • Wing area: 175 ft2 (16.25 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,837 lb (833 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,508 lb (1,138 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-C, 450 hp ( kW) each
General characteristics

Data from Angelucci, 1987. pp. 203-204.[1]



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