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Witch-King of Angmar
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Wingspan: 11 m
Length: 8.97 m
Height: 3.535 m
Weight: 2200kg(empty) and 2900 kg (max)
Wing area: 16.5 m2
Max speed at 5000 m: 485 km/h Many IAR-80 pilots would have been alive today if the speed was 550 km/h at 7000 m.
Service ceiling: 10500 m
Weapons: two 20mm cannons, but only two 7.92mm machine-guns, not four
What is the source of the 485 km/h speed figure for the IAR-80? practically everywhere are quoted figures of 510-550 km/h.
~The White Trash
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The source is, as I said, "Vanatorul IAR-80: Istoria unui erou neconuscut" by Dan Antoniu & George Cicos, Modelism, 2000. Their source are original documents from the MApN archive.
The speed decreased on the series aircraft from the prototype, because extra weight was added by the weapons and armor.