Parnall Puffin


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Parnall Puffin

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 ENGINE1 x 450hp Napier Lion II
  Take-off weight2260 kg4982 lb
  Wingspan12.19 m40 ft 0 in
  Length9.10 m30 ft 10 in
  Height3.52 m12 ft 7 in
  Max. speed177 km/h110 mph
  Cruise speed148 km/h92 mph
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm

Barry, 30.11.2015 17:27

Harold Bolas designed the Puffin to meet a requirement for a fighter reconnaissance biplane which could operate equally well flying from land or water. Three were built the first flying from the M.A.E.E. at the Isle of Grain on 19th November 1920. Suffering from being tail heavy, a problem that it was never completely to get over, various mods were made and whilst a good deal of improvement was achieved also the fact that the R.A.F. was strapped for cash meant no order would be forthcoming. All three ended their days at the Isle of Grain.


Paul, e-mail, 15.04.2012 00:03

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