The Seafox was a light two-seat (the rear cockpit enclosed) reconnaissance catapult seaplane, best remembered for its invaluable service throughout the action against the Admiral Graf Spee during the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939, having flown from the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Ajax. A total of 64 Seafox biplanes were built for the FAA, each powered by a 294kW Napier-Halford Rapier VI 16-cylinder air-cooled engine.
| ENGINE||1 x 395hp Napier Rapier VI|
| Take-off weight||2461 kg||5426 lb|
| Empty weight||1727 kg||3807 lb|
| Wingspan||12.19 m||40 ft 0 in|
| Length||10.19 m||33 ft 5 in|
| Height||3.71 m||12 ft 2 in|
| Wing area||40.32 m2||434.00 sq ft|
| Max. speed||200 km/h||124 mph|
| Ceiling||2957 m||9700 ft|
| Range||708 km||440 miles|
| ARMAMENT||1 x 7.7mm machine gun, 160kg of bombs|
|A three-view drawing (1300 x 1138)|
It was one of these planes that was used, as a gunfire spotter-plane, during the famous battle between three British cruisers and the German pocket-battleship Graf Spee off South America in 1939.
It was one of these planed that was used, as a gunfire spotter-plane, during the famous battle between three British cruisers and the German pocket-battleship Graf Spee off South America in 1939.
Nice little plane I picked up for $5.00cdn. Whats nice about it, that it represents an aircraft stationed in Malta, so I can build it as is right out of the box!!
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