Bristol Scout F
1917
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Bristol Scout F

Originally intended for a 200hp Hispano-Suiza engine, the Scout F was initiated by Frank Barnwell in June 1917, subsequently being redesigned to take a 200hp Sunbeam Arab II eight-cylinder water-cooled engine. This power plant had been ordered into large-scale production in January 1917, before adequate testing had been undertaken. Six prototypes of the Scout F were ordered, the first of these flying in March 1918, by which time it had been decided to complete only the first two aircraft with Arab engines. The Scout F possessed excellent flying qualities, but its Arab engine proved totally unreliable. Nevertheless, the second prototype was completed and flown, flight testing continuing into 1919. Armament comprised two synchronised 7.7mm Vickers guns.

3-View 
Bristol Scout FA three-view drawing (1280 x 924)


Specification 
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1002 kg2209 lb
    Empty weight651 kg1435 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan9.03 m30 ft 8 in
    Length6.35 m21 ft 10 in
    Height2.54 m8 ft 4 in
    Wing area24.15 m2259.95 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed222 km/h138 mph

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