I've been to this Dallas museum, its pretty cool and that's where I saw this "plane" about three years ago!
The Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake" was an American experimental test aircraft built as part of the Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack" United States Navy fighter aircraft program during World War II.
Both the V-173 and the XF5U featured an unorthodox "all-wing" design consisting of flat, somewhat disk-shaped bodies (hence the name) serving as the lifting surface. Two piston engines buried in the body drove propellers located on the leading edge at the wingtips.
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Watch for prop strikes and be careful with the long gear legs. Also it slows down fast to always carry some power while landing.
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- MAHADI 5 days ago
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 39.8ft (12.1m)
- Length 30.4ft (9.3m)
- Height 13.2ft (4.0m)
- Empty Weight 6,646lbs (3,014kg)
- Loaded Weight 6,905lbs (3,132kg)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.227
- Wing Loading 5.9lbs/ft2 (28.9kg/m2)
- Wing Area 1,167.9ft2 (108.5m2)
- Drag Points 6964
- Number of Parts 230
- Control Surfaces 2