Felixstowe F.3


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Felixstowe F.3

The F.3 was a development of the F.2A, with some of the former aircraft's agility being sacrificed for longer range and heavier bomb load. Approximately the same number of F.3s were built as the slightly smaller F.2As, but served in the Mediterranean as well as. from British stations. Post-war deliveries to the RAF were made as the F.5 and this became the standard reconnaissance type for several years, but was inferior to both the F.2A and F.3.

 ENGINE2 x Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII, 257kW
  Take-off weight6024 kg13281 lb
  Empty weight3610 kg7959 lb
  Wingspan31.09 m102 ft 0 in
  Length14.99 m49 ft 2 in
  Height5.69 m19 ft 8 in
  Wing area133.03 m21431.92 sq ft
  Max. speed146 km/h91 mph
  Ceiling2440 m8000 ft
 ARMAMENT4 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 2 x 104kg bombs

Richard Gibbons, e-mail, 16.04.2013 12:53

Hi, I would be very interested in this propeller as it may be one of those made by my grandfather. I have several pictures and his war diary covering the time he was in Malta building these propellers.
Yours, Richard Gibbons


Franco, e-mail, 09.05.2008 00:20

I am the proud owner of a propeller that belonged to a Felixstowe F.3 anti-submarine flying boat which i believe was one of the 23 planes built by the Malta Dockyard for the RAF. I would like to know if you would be in a position to give me more information about the original plane should I email you the markings ( G -907-82 ) found on this propeller which is dated November 1918 and its related History.

Thanks for your assistance.


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