Beardmore W.B.I


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Beardmore W.B.I

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 ENGINE1 x 230hp Beardmore, later 240hp Sunbeam
  Take-off weight2542 kg5604 lb
  Empty weight1548 kg3413 lb
  Wingspan18.75 m62 ft 6 in
  Length10.01 m33 ft 10 in
  Height4.50 m15 ft 9 in
  Wing area73.95 m2795.99 sq ft
  Max. speed147 km/h91 mph
 ARMAMENT1 x 7.7mm machine-gun, 6 x 50kg bombs

Barry, 17.06.2016 13:36

This was not a fighter, but a bomber. After it's first flight in 1917 this Tilghman Richards designed plane crashed at Cranwell whilst under going trials, and this is when on repair the Beardmore engine was replaced with the Sunbeam unit. It was not suited to ship board use as it had no capacity to fold it's wings and with the coming of the Handley Page 0 /100 there was no future in this particular plane.


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