A refined development of the A.W.16, the A.W.35 Scimitar
was powered by a Panther VII engine enclosed by a
long-chord cowling and rated at 565hp at 3660m, but having a maximum output of 605hp at 4115m. Armament comprised two 7.7mm Vickers Type E machine guns and provision
was made for four 9kg bombs to be carried
beneath the lower mainplane. Two prototypes of the Scimitar were flown in 1933, and these were followed
by four production examples for the Norwegian Army
Air Force which were delivered at the beginning of
1936. These were powered by the Panther XIA with a
maximum rating of 730hp.
|A three-view drawing (1647 x 1207)|
| Take-off weight||1860 kg||4101 lb|
| Empty weight||1276 kg||2813 lb|
| Wingspan||10.06 m||33 ft 0 in|
| Length||7.62 m||25 ft 0 in|
| Height||3.53 m||12 ft 7 in|
| Wing area||24.28 m2||261.35 sq ft|
| Max. speed||343 km/h||213 mph|
|David Smith, 06.02.2014|
In 1940, when I was 10,I was given a Frog plastic kit of a Scimitar.The decals supplied were for the Chinese Air Force( blue star in a circle if I remember correctly).
These were powered by the Panther XIA with a maximum rating of 730hp.
Armstrong Whitworth A.W.35 Scimitar
|Tomas Kristian Høiaas, 23.06.2009|
I´ve seen the A.W.35 on Kjeller Airfild near Oslo/Norway in the Thirties when, I lived in the town of Lillestrøm I was born in May 1930,and remember the planes.I´we been 30 years in The Royal Norwegian Airforce: Spitfire, DH Mosquito and DH Vampire and some american fighters. ...Tomas now living in Brazil.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?