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Seversky P-35 Guardsman

Seversky P-35 Guardsman

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Seversky P-35 Guardsman

Seversky P-35 1935  / Republic P-43 Lancer 1940 

Republic F-84 Thunderjet 1946 / Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor 1949
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 1950Republic RF-84F Thunderflash 1952

Republic F-105 Thunderchief 1955 / Republic AP-100 1957 
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II 1972 


The Seversky P-35 is an American fighter aircraft built by the Seversky Aircraft Company in the late 1930s.

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The origins of the P-35 can be traced back to the Seversky SEV-3 three-seat amphibian, designed by Alexander Kartveli, Seversky’s chief designer and Seversky’s first aircraft. The SEV-3 first flew in June 1933 and was developed into the Seversky BT-8 basic trainer, 30 of which were ordered by the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) in 1935.[2] This proved grossly underpowered and was quickly replaced by the North American BT-9.[3]

Operational History

The second prototype SEV-3 was completed as a two-seat fighter derivative, the SEV-2XP. It was powered by a 735 hp (548 kW) Wright R-1820 radial engine, had fixed landing gear in aerodynamic spats[4][5] and was armed with one .50 in (12.7 mm) and one .30 in (7.62 mm) forward-firing machine guns plus an additional .30 in (7.62 mm) gun for rear defence.

National originUnited States
First flight15 August 1935
RetiredSeptember 1952 (Swedish Air Force)
Primary usersUnited States Army Air Corps
Number built196
Developed fromSeversky SEV-3[1]
VariantsSeversky A8V
Developed intoRepublic P-43 Lancer


General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 26 ft 10 in (8.17 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 9 in (2.97 m)
  • Wing area: 220 sq ft (20.43 m2)
  • Empty weight: 4,575 lb (2,075 kg)
  • Gross weight: 6,118 lb (2,775 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 6,723 lb (3,050 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-45 Twin Wasp radial engine, 1,050 hp (783 kW)



  • Maximum speed: 290 mph (467 km/h, 252 kn) at 12,000 ft (3,660 m)
  • Cruise speed: 260 mph (418 km/h, 226 kn)
  • Range: 950 mi (1,530 km, 826 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 31,400 ft (9,570 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,920 ft/min (9.8 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 27.8 lb/sq ft (135.8 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 0.172 hp/lb (0.282 kW/kg)

Aircrafttoaal encyclopedia

The company was established on 10 December 1939 by the armament company Oerlikon-Bührle, and construction of a new production building started in March 1940. The company was formed to do maintenance and repairs for the Swiss Air Force, the first work of the new company was assembly of EKW C-35 reconnaissance biplanes from spare parts, and overhaul work on other types