North American O-47

Observation Aircraft

North American O-47B USAAC 39-112 National Museum of the US Air Force © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The North American O-47 is a single-engine two-seat observation aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer North American Aviation. The O-47 was developed by General Aviation a subsidiary of North American Aviation as the GA-15. North American's designation was NA-25.
During WWII most O-47 served as trainers and target tugs.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelWright R-1820-57 Cyclone
Engine Power790 kW1060 hp
max. Cruise Speed320 km/h173 kts
  199 mph
Speed365 km/h197 kts
  227 mph
Service Ceiling7.346 m24.100 ft
Range1.352 km730 NM
840 mi.
Empty Weight2.812 kg6.200 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.651 kg8.050 lbs
Wing Span14,12 m46 ft 4 in
Wing Area32,4 m²349 ft²
Length10,24 m33 ft 7 in
Height3,84 m12 ft 7 in
First Flight11/1935
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1936-1939
Total Production238
Data for (Version)North American O-47B
VariantsO-47A, O-47B