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Vought V-173

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Auto Credit Based on Seeras's Vought V-137

The Vought V-173, nickname "Flying Pancake", was an experimental all-wing fighter aircraft designed by Charles H. Zimmermann for the US in WWII. It was designed as an ESTOL (extreme short take-off and landing) plane. The only prototype ever built can now be seen in the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas.
Thanks to Seeras for helping me with the flying.

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Vought V-137
  • Successors 5 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 32.4ft (9.9m)
  • Length 29.1ft (8.9m)
  • Height 12.3ft (3.8m)
  • Empty Weight 19,139lbs (8,681kg)
  • Loaded Weight 19,681lbs (8,927kg)


  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.152
  • Wing Loading 33.7lbs/ft2 (164.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 584.3ft2 (54.3m2)
  • Drag Points 6693


  • Number of Parts 180
  • Control Surfaces 12
  • Performance Cost 659