The Cloud amphibious flying-boat was produced in two forms: as a civil eight-seater and as a military trainer. In the latter role the RAF received 16 from 1933. The large cabin provided accommodation for eight pupils; six pupils and wireless and electrical equipment, navigation instruments and signalling apparatus; or four.pupils and the above equipment for navigational training. Alternatively, the Cloud could be used for flying training, to simulate the conditions to be met with a larger service type of flying-boat. Power was provided by two 253kW Armstrong Siddeley Double Mongoose engines.
| ENGINE||2 x Armstrong-Siddeley Serval V, 254kW|
| Take-off weight||4309 kg||9500 lb|
| Empty weight||3084 kg||6799 lb|
| Wingspan||19.51 m||64 ft 0 in|
| Length||15.28 m||50 ft 2 in|
| Height||5 m||16 ft 5 in|
| Wing area||60.39 m2||650.03 sq ft|
| Max. speed||190 km/h||118 mph|
| Ceiling||4265 m||14000 ft|
| Range||612 km||380 miles|
|Vixyy Fox, 07.08.2012|
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