Parnall Panther


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Parnall Panther

Two-seat carrier-borne spotter and reconnaissance biplane of 1917 powered by a 171kW Bentley B.R.2 engine. One hundred and fifty served with the FAA from 1919 until 1926.

 ENGINE1 x Bently B.R.2, 172kW
  Take-off weight1177 kg2595 lb
  Empty weight602 kg1327 lb
  Wingspan8.99 m30 ft 6 in
  Length7.95 m26 ft 1 in
  Height3.2 m11 ft 6 in
  Wing area31.21 m2335.94 sq ft
  Max. speed175 km/h109 mph
  Ceiling4420 m14500 ft
 ARMAMENT1 x 7.7mm machine-gun

Klaatu83, e-mail, 26.06.2012 04:14

This peculiar shape of the fuselage of this aircraft stemmed from the fact tat it was designed to float in case it came down in the sea. Also, in order to enable the airplane to take up less space on an aircraft carrier, the fuselage was designed to fold, rather than the wings, as was to become the more usual procedure with later carrier-based aircraft.


ko maas, e-mail, 26.11.2010 04:53

hello nice site.
i have a propeller from a parnall panther,and i am trying to find informacion
about it. i give you all the numbers and informacion i have.
DRG No E718RH D 9 6 P 8 3 BR 2 PANTHER G 1693 N 43
i know that BR 2 is the motor, G 1693 is the number of planes planed to
fabric,and N43 is the serialnumber from the plane.
i got the prop in BARCELONA ,it whas from my girlfrends grandfather .
he lived close to the airport EL PRATT ,how he got it i do not know.
i am interesting to know its history ,how it got there ,when,why,how.
also i am looklng for nice fotos,
hoop you can give me a hand
greetings from a cold and windy IBIZA.


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