Correct answer is... 285 km/h. It is equal to 154 kn or 177 mph. It is higher value then max speed of other aircrafts of a similar size. Average is about 281 km/h (152 kn or 175 mph).
The maximum speed most frequently is a term for so-called never exceed speed. Above this speed, the Curtiss A-12 Shrike can suffer considerable damage. There are also three other types of speed that can be called "maximum speed": Vno (normal operation speed) is the maximum allowable speed of normal operation, Vb (design speed for maximum gust intensity) is the maximum speed in rough air, and Va (design maneuvering speed) is the maximum speed at which the rudders can be maximally deflected.
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