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| ENGINE||3 x 240hp Armstrong Siddeley Lynx IVB or IVC|
| Take-off weight||4812 kg||10609 lb|
| Empty weight||2733 kg||6025 lb|
| Wingspan||21.72 m||71 ft 3 in|
| Length||14.48 m||48 ft 6 in|
| Height||3.89 m||13 ft 9 in|
| Wing area||71.72 m2||771.99 sq ft|
| Max. speed||185 km/h||115 mph|
| Cruise speed||161 km/h||100 mph|
| Ceiling||4877 m||16000 ft|
| Range||644 km||400 miles|
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|Barry, 16.06.2016 18:07|
License built Fokker FVIIB /3m 14 of which were built the first five going to Australia National Airways. Two of these were lost in accidents the first VH-UMF Southern Cloud noted above and secondly VH-UNA Southern Sun in Malaya in November on the first direct mail flight between Australia and Britain.
|George, e-mail, 20.06.2012 23:38|
Is this aircraft the model used by Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith?
|John Hancocks, e-mail, 15.05.2010 07:41|
In 1931 it was one of these owned by Australian National Airways that vanished without trace (though relevant sightings just before the crash had been ignored-the ladies being deemed "hysterical") between Sydney and Melbourne. The remains weren't found until 1958, it had flown into an heavily timbered mountain side in dreadful weather-that developed after take off, the pilots having no warning. It carried no radio though this became mandatory for all passenger aircraft thereafter.
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