The prototype flew for the first time on August 11, 1954. One built. Followed by Fo.141 "Gnat".
|A three-view drawing (600 x 876)|
| ENGINE||1 x Armstrong Siddeley Viper 101, 744kg|
| Take-off weight||2041 kg||4500 lb|
| Wingspan||6.3 m||21 ft 8 in|
| Length||8.76 m||29 ft 9 in|
| Height||2.82 m||9 ft 3 in|
| Wing area||11.61 m2||124.97 sq ft|
| Max. speed||966 km/h||600 mph|
| Ceiling||12190 m||40000 ft|
|Geoffrey Stacy, 06.08.2011|
Query for Terence Burke please. I too was at the Farnborough Airshow in 1954. From your brochure/Programme would you be kind enough to e-mail me the exact date of that Show and also the other great features. I remember the mighty Comet and a spectacular flypast and display of aeronautics. Many thanks if you can do that for me. Best wishes. Geoffrey Stacy
|Terence Burke, 29.09.2010|
I remmember as a young lad seeing the "Midge" (Blue paint job) flying at the Farnborough Airshow 1954.
I still have the Airshow programme to back this up
If I remember, the press reports after the show were full of praise for this small agile prototype.
|Joseph J. Merchant, 08.02.2010|
I witnessed this aircraft flying over the Vickers factory, Swindon, Wilts. It was around 1954 flying , what I assumed a air to air photo shoot,in and out of formation with a Lancaster. On one pass the pilot took action to avoid a collision, As a young boy I took it the pilot was showing the aircraft off to a competitiive company, who knows?.
Very exciting. Joe Mercahnt (Ex Biggin Hill 1954 - 2007)
|Davidf Nevans, 16.11.2009|
There is one at the RAF Cosford Museum and I could rest my arms on toip of the canopy!
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?