One prototype only.
| ENGINE||2 x 850hp Rolls-Royce Merlin 604|
| Take-off weight||7600 kg||16755 lb|
| Empty weight||6208 kg||13686 lb|
| Wingspan||15.00 m||49 ft 3 in|
| Length||11.52 m||38 ft 10 in|
| Height||5.16 m||17 ft 11 in|
| Wing area||35.32 m2||380.18 sq ft|
| Max. speed||740 km/h||460 mph|
| Cruise speed||500 km/h||311 mph|
| Ceiling||8000 m||26250 ft|
| Range||2700 km||1678 miles|
| ARMAMENT||6 x 20mm cannon, 250kg of bombs|
|Paul Scott, 12.03.2017|
Wikipedia states 1800 HP Merlins confirmed
Could have been a nice plane.
|Paul Scott, 21.05.2012|
A lot like the Welkin as well as the Hornet.
|Peters Leandro, 28.02.2011|
There is an error, are 1850 hp motor. This can be seen in the four blades of the thruster. Even the first R & R Merlin had 850 hp. Greetings
Re: 460 mph with a pair of 850 hp "Merlin" engines? Impossible. Now, those engines may have had 1850 hp, but I never heard of any Merlin with only 850. (1850 is itself a bit of a stretch but not impossible, and would have been enough to swing those 4-blade props fast enough to hit off over 400 mph)
This plane was similar in koncept like De Havvilland Hornet and had Merlin 130 engines of 2000 HP each.
|Tony French, 16.07.2010|
850hp Merlin ? 460 mph on two 850hp motors ? Unlikely
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?