The Overstrand was a further stage in the development of the high-performance medium bomber by this company. Essentially a 'super-Sidestrand' and originally known as the Sidestrand V, the production Overstrand that entered service with No 101 Squadron from 1934 became the RAF's first bomber with a power-operated enclosed gun-turret, which overcame the problems associated with firing movable machine-guns at high speed. A total of 24 Overstrands were built, each powered by two 432kW Bristol Pegasus II M3 radial engines. These remained in service as bombers until 1937, thereafter becoming gunnery trainers.
| ENGINE||2 x Bristol Pegasus IIM.3, 433kW|
| Take-off weight||5443 kg||12000 lb|
| Empty weight||3600 kg||7937 lb|
| Wingspan||21.95 m||72 ft 0 in|
| Length||14.02 m||46 ft 0 in|
| Height||4.72 m||16 ft 6 in|
| Wing area||91.04 m2||979.95 sq ft|
| Max. speed||246 km/h||153 mph|
| Ceiling||6860 m||22500 ft|
| Range||877 km||545 miles|
| Range w/max.payload||1000 km||621 miles|
| ARMAMENT||3 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 726kg of bombs|
|A three-view drawing (684 x 662)|
It's hard to believe that this "high-performance medium bomber" was a contemporary of the Martin B-10!
|Dave Slote, 27.09.2009|
I would like to obtain a clear set of 3 views inorder to build a remote controlled model. Can you help?
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