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Pomilio FVL 8

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Top speed  214 km/h
Length  6.6 m
Wingspan  8.12 m
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Manufacturers  Engineering Division, Fabbrica Aeroplani Ing. O. Pomilio

The Pomilio FVL-8 was a biplane fighter aircraft built by Fabbrica Aeroplani Ing. O. Pomilio for Engineering Division of the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps.


Development and design

The FVL-8 was constructed of a wood framework, and covered in plywood. The wings were separated from the fuselage by struts. It was powered by a Liberty 8 engine, and armed by two machine guns. Six prototypes were constructed, the first had its first flight in February 1919. No order for production aircraft was received.


Data from Angelucci, 1987. p. 197.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 21 ft 8 in (6.60 m)
  • Wingspan: 26 ft 8 in (8.12 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 2 in (2.48 m)
  • Wing area: 284 ft2 (26.38 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,726 lb (783 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,285 lb (1,036 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Liberty 8, 290 hp ( kW)
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 133 mph (214 km/h)
  • References

    Pomilio FVL-8 Wikipedia

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