Pemberton-Billing P.B.25 Scout

1916

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Pemberton-Billing P.B.25 Scout

Known officially as the Scout, the P.B.25 was a development of the P.B.23. The most obvious differences were in the design of the nacelle, which was fabric covered, and in the wing cellule, the mainplanes featuring 11 of sweepback and inversely-tapered ailerons. Twenty P.B.25s were ordered by the Admiralty, all but one of these being powered by the 100hp Gnome Monosoupape, the exception having a 110hp Clerget rotary. Armament comprised a single 7.7mm machine gun mounted on the nacelle. The last P.B.25 was delivered to the RNAS in February 1917, by which time this type had acquired an unenviable reputation, the take-off and landing characteristics being particularly hazardous. Apart from poor flying qualities, its performance was inadequate and, being viewed as something of an anachronism, the Scout was quickly discarded.

Specification 
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight699 kg1541 lb
  Empty weight490 kg1080 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan10.04 m33 ft 11 in
  Length7.34 m24 ft 1 in
  Height3.17 m10 ft 5 in
  Wing area25.73 m2276.96 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed143 km/h89 mph

Comments
Norman, e-mail, 19.02.2016 13:14

I have a very old sepia photograph (2.5 inches square)of the Pemberton Billing Scout, with three persons in uniform, one sitting in cockpit, on the reverse it is stated 'R.N.Aerodrome, Eastchurch, Kent. Type.Pemberton Billing Scout. 110.H.P. 90 Knots per Hour, April 1917.

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Trevor Webb, e-mail, 09.11.2014 14:27

I have some more detailed performance figures than listed above.
Max Speed 99 mph at sea level
Cruising Speed 83.5 mph at 10,000 feet
Stalling Speed 40 mph
Climb 6,000 in 11 mins
10,000 feet in 21 mins
Duration 3 hours
Armament one ,303 Lewis gun in front nacelle

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BRENT CHEETHAM, e-mail, 09.07.2010 18:29

THIS PLANE I UNDERSTAND HAD THE RUDEST NICKNAME EVER GIVEN
ATTRIBTED TO TO AIRCRAFT BY ITS PILOTS!

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BRENT CHEETHAM, e-mail, 09.07.2010 18:28

THIS PLANE I UNDERSTAND HAD THE RUDEST NICKNAME EVER GIVEN
ATTRIBTED TO TO AIRCRAFT BY ITS PILOTS!

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