Boulton-Paul P.75 Overstrand


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Boulton-Paul P.75 Overstrand

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.

Boulton-Paul P.75 Overstrand

 ENGINE2 x Bristol Pegasus IIM.3, 433kW
  Take-off weight5443 kg12000 lb
  Empty weight3600 kg7937 lb
  Wingspan21.95 m72 ft 0 in
  Length14.02 m46 ft 0 in
  Height4.72 m16 ft 6 in
  Wing area91.04 m2979.95 sq ft
  Max. speed246 km/h153 mph
  Ceiling6860 m22500 ft
  Range877 km545 miles
  Range w/max payload1000 km621 miles
 ARMAMENT3 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 726kg of bombs

Boulton-Paul P.75 OverstrandA three-view drawing (684 x 662)

Klaatu83, e-mail, 13.02.2013 02:37

It's hard to believe that this "high-performance medium bomber" was a contemporary of the Martin B-10!


Dave Slote, e-mail, 27.09.2009 00:58

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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