/ Airspeed AS.30 Queen Wasp
Airspeed AS.30 Queen Wasp
The Airspeed AS.30 Queen Wasp was a British pilotless target aircraft built during the Second World War.
In flight tests, the aircraft was found to be underpowered and water handling difficulties necessitated a redesign of the floats by their manufacturer, Short Brothers.
23 ft 4 in (7.11 m)
31 ft 0 in (9.45 m)
12 ft 0 in (3.66 m) wings folded
10 ft 1 in (3.07 m)
3,500 lb (1,588 kg)
1 × Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah IX, 7 cylinder air cooled radial piston engine,
350 hp (260 kW)
172 mph (277 km/h, 149 kn) at 8,000 ft (2,438 m)
151 mph (243 km/h, 131 kn) at 10,000 ft (3,048 m)
20,000 ft (6,100 m).
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