Chance-Vought F7U Cutlass


Vought F7U-3M Cutlass © Thomas P. McManus
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The Vought F7U Cutlass is a twin-engined single-seat carrier-based jet fighter aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Vought Division of United Aircraft Corp., later Chance Vought Aircraft Inc..
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelWestinghouse J46-WE-8A
Engine Power (each)
dry/with Afterburner
20,5 / 27,1 kN4600 / 6100 lbf
Speed1095 km/h591 kts
  680 mph
Service Ceiling12.192 m40.000 ft
Range1.061 km573 NM
659 mi.
Empty Weight8.267 kg18.226 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight14.365 kg31.670 lbs
Wing Span12,10 m39 ft 8 in
Wing Area46,1 m496 ft
Length13,50 m44 ft 3 in
Height4,45 m14 ft 7 in
First Flight29.09.1948
Production Statusout of production
Total Production415
Data for (Version)Vought F7U-3 Cutlass
VariantsF7U-1, F7U-3, F7U-3M