Port Victoria P.V.5


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Port Victoria P.V.5

Shortly after the Depot initiated work on the P.V.4, it was asked to develop a single-seat fighter seaplane also capable of performing light bombing tasks with two internally-stowed 30kg bombs. To meet this requirement, two different aircraft were designed and built, the P.V.5 and the P.V.5a. The former was developed from the P.V.2bis and employed a similar sesquiplane wing cellule devoid of flying wires and braced by struts to the float undercarriage. The wings employed a high-lift aerofoil section, the armament comprised a single synchronised 7.7mm machine gun plus the two 30kg bombs specified and power was provided by a 150hp Hispano- Suiza engine. Fitted with pontoon-type floats rather than the Linton Hope floats for which it had been designed, the P.V.5 was flight tested in mid-1917 with promising results, but the original requirement had been overtaken and development was discontinued.

Port Victoria P.V.5A three-view drawing (1278 x 812)

  Take-off weight1114 kg2456 lb
  Empty weight811 kg1788 lb
  Wingspan9.75 m32 ft 0 in
  Length7.77 m26 ft 6 in
  Height2.97 m10 ft 9 in
  Wing area22.76 m2244.99 sq ft
  Max. speed151 km/h94 mph

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