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The Jurca MJ-12 Pee-40 is a sport aircraft designed in France as a 3/4-scale replica of the Curtiss P-40 and marketed for homebuilding. It is one of many wooden homebuilt designs from Romainian born designer Marcel Jurca. Jurca was a Henschel Hs 129 pilot in World War II who started designing aircraft after building a Jodel[1] The builder may also choose to build the fuselage structure from welded steel tube.

MJ-12 Pee-40
Role Replica warbird
National origin France
Manufacturer Homebuilt
Designer Marcel Jurca


Specifications (typical)Edit

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 7.62 m (25 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.52 m (28 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 13.0 m2 (140 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,300 kg (2,860 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × various aviation or automotive engines, 150-300 kW (200-400 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 440 km/h (275 mph)
  • Range: 900 km (560 miles)
  • Rate of climb: 10.2 m/s (2,000 ft/min)

Armament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nick Stasinos (February 1972). "Marcel's Mini Fighters". Plane & Pilot.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 547.
  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1987-88. London: Jane's Publishing Company. p. 577.
  • pilotfriend.com