Aircraft History

Monett, Missouri-based Golden is funded by US Aircraft to complete the first 50h of flight testing, says Goldsmith, adding: “Hopefully we will build the next few prototypes to evolve the design.” The long-term plan, he says, is to build the aircraft in Canton, Ohio.
 
The US Aircraft A-67 Dragon is a single-engine, propeller-driven, ground-attack aircraft. It is designed for counter-insurgency(COIN), close air support (CAS), and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions

General characteristics (Prototype)

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: ()
  • Wingspan: 38 ft (11.6 m)
  • Height: ()
  • Wing area: 211 ft (19.6 m)
  • Empty weight: 4,800 lb (2,200 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 10,200 lb (4,640 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney PT6A-68/3 turboprop, 1,250 shp ()

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 371 knots (427 mph, 687 km/h) at 20,000 ft
  • Range: 1,880 mi (3,008 km)
  • Service ceiling: 35,000 ft (11,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: 4,882 ft/min (1,488 m/min)
  • Wing loading: 35.1 lb/sq ft ()

*Data from U.S. Aircraft Corporation