Fairey Fawn


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Fairey Fawn

Developed from the Pintail, the Fawn was a light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft designed to fill the gap between the de Havilland D.H.9A and Hawker Horsley/Fairey Fox. First flown in prototype form in March 1923, subsequent production Fawns had poor performance and, unlike their Virginia heavy-bomber contemporary, remained in service with the RAF for only a few years. Production amounted to 75 aircraft, made up of five prototype/pre-production aircraft, 50 350kW Napier Lion II-engined Fawn Mk IIs and 20 Lion V-engined Mk Ills.

Fairey FawnA three-view drawing (670 x 676)

 ENGINE1 x 468hp Napier Lion V
  Take-off weight2649 kg5840 lb
  Empty weight1580 kg3483 lb
  Wingspan15.21 m50 ft 11 in
  Length9.78 m32 ft 1 in
  Height3.63 m12 ft 11 in
  Wing area51.10 m2550.04 sq ft
  Max. speed184 km/h114 mph
  Ceiling4221 m13850 ft
  Range1047 km651 miles
 ARMAMENT2-3 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 2 x 100kg or 4 x 50kg bombs

Fairey Fawn

Benno Heissig, e-mail, 20.05.2007 17:21

some more data on the famous fawn can be found on
www.raf.mod.uk /bombercommand /bc_aircraft3.html


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