The F.3 was a development of the F.2A, with some of the former aircraft's agility being sacrificed for longer range and heavier bomb load. Approximately the same number of F.3s were built as the slightly smaller F.2As, but served in the Mediterranean as well as. from British stations. Post-war deliveries to the RAF were made as the F.5 and this became the standard reconnaissance type for several years, but was inferior to both the F.2A and F.3.
| ENGINE||2 x Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII, 257kW|
| Take-off weight||6024 kg||13281 lb|
| Empty weight||3610 kg||7959 lb|
| Wingspan||31.09 m||102 ft 0 in|
| Length||14.99 m||49 ft 2 in|
| Height||5.69 m||19 ft 8 in|
| Wing area||133.03 m2||1431.92 sq ft|
| Max. speed||146 km/h||91 mph|
| Ceiling||2440 m||8000 ft|
| ARMAMENT||4 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 2 x 104kg bombs|
|Richard Gibbons, 16.04.2013|
Hi, I would be very interested in this propeller as it may be one of those made by my grandfather. I have several pictures and his war diary covering the time he was in Malta building these propellers.
Yours, Richard Gibbons
I am the proud owner of a propeller that belonged to a Felixstowe F.3 anti-submarine flying boat which i believe was one of the 23 planes built by the Malta Dockyard for the RAF. I would like to know if you would be in a position to give me more information about the original plane should I email you the markings ( G -907-82 ) found on this propeller which is dated November 1918 and its related History.
Thanks for your assistance.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?