Austin Greyhound
1919
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Austin Greyhound

The Greyhound tandem two-seat fighter-reconnaissance aircraft was designed by J Kenworthy as a potential successor to the Bristol Fighter, but the first prototype was not completed until after the Armistice of 1918 owing to difficulties with its 320hp ABC Dragonfly I nine-cylinder radial engine. Flight testing eventually commenced in May 1919, and three prototypes were built and flown, but no further development was undertaken. Armament comprised two fixed synchronised 7.7mm Vickers guns and a single 7.7mm Lewis gun on a Scarff ring in the rear cockpit.


Specification 
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1375 kg3031 lb
    Empty weight834 kg1839 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan11.89 m39 ft 0 in
    Length8.14 m27 ft 8 in
    Height3.15 m10 ft 4 in
    Wing area36.16 m2389.22 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed207 km/h129 mph

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