Our Aircraft’s History

U.S. Aircraft Corporation A-67 “Dragon” (S/N SR-P001; C/S N906US) ~ This one-of-a-kind aircraft was thought of to be a low-cost alternative for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) or counter-insurgency (COIN) for 2nd or 3rd world countries made from cheaper universal replacement parts. The Unit cost was designed to be approximately $2 million lower than the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II. Only 1 flight was made as the Dragon suffered damage from gear collapsing on its maiden flight.

Specifications/Performance

  • Role: Counter-insurgency (COIN)
  • Manufacturer: US Aircraft Corporation 
  • First flight: October 2006
  • Built: 1
  • Unit cost $4-5 million
  • Crew: 2 (tandem seating)
  • Length: 34 ft 1 in
  • Wingspan: 38 ft
  • Empty weight: 4,800 lb
  • Max takeoff weight: 10,200 lb
  • Engine: 1 x  Pratt & Whitney PT6A-68/3 turboprop, 1,250 hp
  • Endurance: 10 hr w/external payload
  • Max speed: 438 mph at 20,000 ft
  • Range: 1,880 mi
  • Service ceiling: 35,000 ft

Armament, notable

  • none though the US Air Force was looking for an aircraft capable of carrying 2 x GBU-12 or Mk-82 type weapons

Museum display notes: not on display, in storage 

Designed to replace: based on the Kovac K52 base design