Armstrong Whitworth Armadillo
1918
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Armstrong Whitworth Armadillo

The Armadillo, designed by F Murphy, who had succeeded F Koolhoven as chief designer to Armstrong Whitworth, was initiated late in 1917, and the construction of two prototypes began early in 1918 as a private venture, the first of these being flown in April of that year. Powered by a 230hp Bentley B.R.2 nine-cylinder rotary, the Armadillo had provision for an armament of two synchronised 7.7mm Vickers machine guns, but flying characteristics were declared to be most unsatisfactory and flight testing was terminated in June 1918, the second prototype never being flown.

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Armstrong Whitworth ArmadilloA three-view drawing (1643 x 1190)


Specification 
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight844 kg1861 lb
    Empty weight567 kg1250 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan8.46 m28 ft 9 in
    Length5.74 m19 ft 10 in
    Height2.38 m8 ft 10 in
    Wing area21.55 m2231.96 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed201 km/h125 mph

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rebing, 20.06.2011

F Koolhoven as chief designer to Armstrong Whitworth, was initiated late in 1917,

, 20.06.2011

Armadillo 1918

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