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| ENGINE||1 x 375hp Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII 12-cylinder water-cooled in-line engine|
| Take-off weight||5512 kg||12152 lb|
| Empty weight||3319 kg||7317 lb|
| Wingspan||52 m||171 ft 7 in|
| Length||35 m||115 ft 10 in|
| Height||13.3 m||44 ft 8 in|
| Wing area||791 m2||8514.24 sq ft|
| Max. speed||93 km/h||58 mph|
| Ceiling||10000 m||32800 ft|
| ARMAMENT||one torpedo|
|Klaatu83, e-mail, 02.11.2012 19:35|
The Shirl was a shipboard torpedo bomber, intended as a replacement for the Sopwith Cuckoo, and designed in competition with Blackburn's "Blackburd". Neither was accepted by the British Admiralty.
A Shirl prototype was modified for an attempt to fly the Atlantic west-bound from Ireland, but the plane was forced to land in the Irish Sea due to engine failure before the proposed flight even began.
|Martin Giles, e-mail, 13.03.2009 04:29|
The numbers in metres are actually the dimensions in feet. The numbers in feet are therefore totally wrong.
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