Boulton-Paul P.7 Bourges
1919
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Boulton-Paul P.7 Bourges

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Boulton-Paul P.7 Bourges


Specification 
 MODELP.7 Mark II
 CREW3
 ENGINE2 x 230hp Bently B.R.2 rotary engines
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight2872 kg6332 lb
    Empty weight1734 kg3823 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan17.48 m57 ft 4 in
    Length11.28 m37 ft 0 in
    Height3.66 m12 ft 0 in
    Wing area68.56 m2737.97 sq ft
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 4 x 100kg bombs

Comments
Barry, 05.11.2015

Designed to replace the Airco DH 10 only three prototypes were built. Whilst it showed excellent handling and manoeuvrability cost cutting after World War I meant that there was no future for this aeroplane like so many others.

Engines 2 x ABC Dragonfly 9 cylinder radials developing 320 h.p. each although later models were flown with Bentley radials and Napier Lion in line engines

Span 57'4" Length 37'0" Height 12'0"Loaded Weight6,320 lb
Max speed 125 mph Service Ceiling 20,000 Ft

Armament 2 x .303" machine guns and 4 X 230lb bombs

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