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Prudden-Whitehead Monoplane
Atlanta PW-1 / PW-2
Prudden monoplane
The Prudden-Whitehead monoplane (sometimes referred to as the Atlanta PW-1, PW-2 or the Prudden monoplane) is an American three-engined eight-seat commercial transport monoplane. Built by the Atlanta Aircraft Corporation and designed by George H. Prudden.
The Prudden-Whitehead monoplane is an all-metal low-wing cantilever monoplane with a monocoque fuselage and powered by three 240 hp (179 kW) Wright R-760 piston engines. It has a conventional fixed landing gear with a tailwheel. It has an enclosed passenger cabin for eight to ten passengers and a washroom and toilet.
Edward Whitehead was responsible for the sales of the aircraft. Only two of the trimotors were built.
The PW-1 variant, the first aircraft built was registered N366W.
The PW-2 variant, the second aircraft built was registered N280V.
Powerplant: 3 × Wright R-760, 240 hp (179 kW)
Wingspan: 66 ft 6 in (20.27 m)
Wing area: 662.5 sq ft (61.6 m2)
Length: 44 ft 10 in (13.67 m)
Height: 14 ft 0.88 in (4.29 m)
Empty weight: 5,200 lb (2,359 kg)
Gross weight: 7,735 lb (3,509 kg)
Maximum speed: 145 mph (233 km/h, 126 kn)
Cruise speed: 124 mph (199 km/h, 108 kn)
Range: 620 mi (998 km, 540 nmi)
Endurance: 5 hours 0 minutes
Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,600 m)
Rate of climb: 1,220 ft/min (76.2 m/s)
Crew: 2
Capacity: 8 to 10 passengers
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