Standard E-1

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Standard E-1
Standard E-1 - NARA - 55172168.jpg
Role Fighter/Trainer
Manufacturer Standard
First flight Jan 1918 [1]
Introduction no wartime use
Primary user US Army Air Roundel.svg U.S.A.
Number built 130 [1] to 168[2] [note 1]
Wingspan 7.32 m (24 ft)[3]
Armament .30 sync. fixed Marlin
Crew 80hp Le Rhône or 100hp Gnome B-9 rotary
Max Speed 160 km/h (100 mph)[3]
Ceiling 4,500 m (14,800 ft)[3]
Endurance 2:30[3]

The first two Standard E-1 prototypes, produced in January 1918, were later matched by another 98 in November. The type did not see combat during the war, which is perhaps fortunate because the type was closer to 1916 horsepower and armament than 1918.

Thirty heavier versions, intended as trainers, were built with the 100hp Gnome rotary.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Standard_E-1.

References

Notes
  1. 100 with the Le Rhône as fighters; 30 with the Gnome as trainers.[1]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lamberton, p.10.
  2. Angelucci, p.96.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Angelucci, p.87.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.