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SET XV

Manufacturer: SET
Designed by: Grigore Zamfirescu
First flight: 1934
Number built: 1

The SET XV was a fighter aircraft developed in Romania in the mid 1930s. It was a conventional single-bay biplane with staggered wings of unequal span braced by N-struts. It was fitted with fixed tailwheel undercarriage with spatted mainwheels. The cockpit was fully enclosed, and the engine was fitted with a NACA cowl. Construction throughout was fabric-covered metal.

The SET XV was developed to compete for a Romanian Air Force contract for a new fighter. However, before evaluation had even seriously begun, the Polish PZL P.11 was already selected as the winner amidst various claims of impropriety. The sole SET XV prototype was evaluated by the air force for some time before being abandoned.

Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: One pilot
Length: 7.00 m (23 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 9.40 m (30 ft 10 in)
Height: 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 18.7 m (201 ft)
Empty weight: 1,150 kg (2,535 lb)
Gross weight: 1,550 kg (3,420 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Gnome-Rhxne 9Krsd, 373 kW (500 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 264 km/h (164 mph)
Range: 520 km (320 miles)
Service ceiling: 9,400 m (30,800 ft)

Armament

2 x fixed, forward-firing .303 Vickers machine guns

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 352.

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