L.W.F. Model V Tractor

Trainer / Reconnaissance Biplane

L.W.F. Model V Tractor 4, Narodni Technicke Muzezm Praha © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The L.W.F. Model V Tractor is a single-engine two-seat trainer and reconnaissance biplane aircraft produced by the American manufacturer L.W.F. Engineering Company, (Lowe, Willard, Fowler).
The different versions differ by the installed engine V = Thomas 135 hp, V-1 = Sturtevant 140 hp, V-2 = Hall-Scott 165 hp, V-3 = Sturtevant 200 hp.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelSturtevant 5A
Engine Power104 kW140 hp
Speed141 km/h76 kts
  87 mph
Rate of climb107 m/min350 ft/min
Range550 km297 NM
342 mi.
max. Takeoff Weight1.270 kg2.800 lbs
Wing Span14,17 m46 ft 6 in
Wing Area45,5 m490 ft
Length8,23 m27 ft 0 in
First Flight1916
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 140
Data for (Version)LWF Tractor V-1

[Photo-ID: 10428] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
L.W.F. Model V Tractor, , 4, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014L.W.F.
Model V Tractor
Reg.: 4
 
last surviving L.W.F. aircraft
Narodni technicke muzeum [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 10429] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
L.W.F. Model V Tractor, , 4, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014L.W.F.
Model V Tractor
Reg.: 4
 
last surviving L.W.F. aircraft
Narodni technicke muzeum [Prague]