|Manufacturer||Ryan Aeronautical Company|
|Primary Role||Prototype Aircraft|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseIn response to the 1938 United States Army request for a new observation aircraft, the firm Ryan Aeronautical Company developed the YO-51 Dragonfly. Three prototypes were made and sold to the US Army for evaluation, and the first took flight in 1940. Ultimately, the US Army chose O-49 (later L-1) Vigilant aircraft made by Stinson Aircraft Corporation, and the YO-51 Dragonfly project was scratched.
Last Major Revision: May 2012
|Machinery||One Pratt & Whitney R-985-21 Wasp Junior radial engine rated at 440hp|
|Weight, Empty||1,908 kg|
|Speed, Maximum||208 km/h|
|Speed, Cruising||172 km/h|
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