Boulton-Paul P.7 Bourges


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Boulton-Paul P.7 Bourges

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Boulton-Paul P.7 Bourges

 ENGINE2 x 230hp Bently B.R.2 rotary engines
  Take-off weight2872 kg6332 lb
  Empty weight1734 kg3823 lb
  Wingspan17.48 m57 ft 4 in
  Length11.28 m37 ft 0 in
  Height3.66 m12 ft 0 in
  Wing area68.56 m2737.97 sq ft
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 4 x 100kg bombs

Barry, 05.11.2015 17:05

Designed to replace the Airco DH 10 only three prototypes were built. Whilst it showed excellent handling and manoeuvrability cost cutting after World War I meant that there was no future for this aeroplane like so many others.

Engines 2 x ABC Dragonfly 9 cylinder radials developing 320 h.p. each although later models were flown with Bentley radials and Napier Lion in line engines

Span 57'4" Length 37'0" Height 12'0"Loaded Weight6,320 lb
Max speed 125 mph Service Ceiling 20,000 Ft

Armament 2 x .303" machine guns and 4 X 230lb bombs


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