Two-seat trainer designed (to Specification T.7/45) for advanced flying training, day and night navigation, gunnery, bombing and photography. It could also be used as a glider tug. Fifteen production aircraft built as T.2 gunnery trainers for the RAF Flying College, Manby, powered by the 954kW Rolls-Royce Merlin 35 engine.
|A three-view drawing (800 x 595)|
| MODEL||Athena T.Mk 2|
| ENGINE||1 x Rolls-Royce Merlin 35, 954kW|
| Take-off weight||4256 kg||9383 lb|
| Empty weight||2966 kg||6539 lb|
| Wingspan||12.19 m||40 ft 0 in|
| Length||11.37 m||37 ft 4 in|
| Height||3.94 m||13 ft 11 in|
| Wing area||25.08 m2||269.96 sq ft|
| Max. speed||472 km/h||293 mph|
| Cruise speed||359 km/h||223 mph|
| Ceiling||8840 m||29000 ft|
| Range||885 km||550 miles|
|Trevor Webb, e-mail, 30.10.2014||reply|
The original Athena T. Mk 1 was a three seater with side by side seating with an observation seat behind. Only a couple(?) built powered by an A-S Mamba' In addition there was the T. Mk 1A powered by a R.R. Dart.
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