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|A three-view drawing of Ferret Mk. III (800 x 741)|
| ENGINE||1 x 482hp Bristol Jupiter VI|
| Take-off weight||1897 kg||4182 lb|
| Empty weight||1173 kg||2586 lb|
| Wingspan||12.37 m||41 ft 7 in|
| Length||8.99 m||30 ft 6 in|
| Height||3.12 m||10 ft 3 in|
| Wing area||35.30 m2||379.97 sq ft|
| Max. speed||217 km/h||135 mph|
| ARMAMENT||2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 200kg of bombs|
There were 3 variants of the Ferret produced. The first was a three seater designed for the Fleet Air Arm specification 37/22 for a reconnaissance aircraft and was powered by a 400 h.p. Armstrong Siddley Jaguar IV engine. The navy were not interested so Fairey decided to submit it to the R.A.F. for their requirement for a general purpose biplane. The span was extended by 9" and the engine was replaced with a 425 h.p. Bristol Jupiter. This was the Ferret II and this in turn was superceded by the two seat Ferret III. Neither aircraft was ordered into production.
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