Armstrong Whitworth Ara
1918
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Armstrong Whitworth Ara

The Ara was designed in 1918 to use the extremely promising ABC Dragonfly nine-cylinder air-cooled radial of 320hp and three prototypes were ordered. However, delays in delivery of the Dragonfly engine led, in October 1918, to the decision to abandon all plans to produce a Dragonfly-powered fighter in quantity, and those companies with such warplanes under development were each allocated one Dragonfly engine in December 1918 in order to enable them to complete and test one prototype of each of their designs. In the event, the ABC engine proved extremely unreliable when the Ara commenced trials early in 1919. Nevertheless, a second prototype was completed and flown before, late in 1919, Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd closed its aircraft department. The planned armament of the Ara comprised two 7.7mm Vickers guns.

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Armstrong Whitworth AraA three-view drawing (1663 x 1210)


Specification 
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight875 kg1929 lb
    Empty weight599 kg1321 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan8.35 m27 ft 5 in
    Length6.17 m20 ft 3 in
    Height2.39 m8 ft 10 in
    Wing area23.87 m2256.93 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed241 km/h150 mph

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happy, 20.06.2011

Co Ltd closed its aircraft department. The planned armament of the Ara comprised two 7.7mm Vickers guns.

, 20.06.2011

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