Boulton-Paul P.15 Bolton
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Boulton-Paul P.15 Bolton

One prototype flown in November 1922. No production.

Boulton-Paul P.15 Bolton

 ENGINE2 x 450hp Napier Lion II
    Take-off weight4313 kg9509 lb
    Wingspan19.05 m63 ft 6 in
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 4 x 100kg bombs

Barry, 09.11.2015

John North was rightly convinced that steel tube was structurally stronger and a good 10% lighter than the equivalent spruce built aircraft of the time. The R.A.F. concious of the shortage of spruce brought about by the excesses of World War I ordered, under specification 4/20, a steel tube version of the Boulton & Paul Bourges. It was never intended to be anymore than an experimental aircraft and no series production was undertaken.

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