Parnall Plover


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Parnall Plover

Designed by Harold Bolas to meet a specification (6/22) for a single-seat shipboard fighter to succeed the Gloster Mars X Nightjar, the Plover appeared in 1922, three prototypes being built. Of wood and fabric construction, and designed around a 436 hp Bristol Jupiter IV nine-cylinder radial, the Plover could be fitted with either a normal wheel undercarriage or with twin floats from which wheels projected to provide amphibious capability. Armed with two synchronised 0.303-in (7,7- mm) guns, the Plover was ordered into small-scale production, ten being built of which at least six served briefly with Fleet Fighter Flights, being superseded by the superior Fairey Flycatcher.

Parnall Plover

  Take-off weight1354 kg2985 lb
  Empty weight923 kg2035 lb
  Wingspan8.84 m29 ft 0 in
  Length7.00 m23 ft 12 in
  Height3.65 m12 ft 0 in
  Wing area28.43 m2306.02 sq ft
  Max. speed228 km/h142 mph

Parnall PloverA three-view drawing (800 x 619)

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