Boulton & Paul P.12 Bodmin

1st Flight 1924

The Boulton & Paul P.12 Bodmin was an experimental British twin-engined biplane bomber with its engines mounted in a fuselage engine room and with tandem pairs of tractor and pusher airscrews mounted between the wings.

Two Bodmins were built and flew in 1924, this proved that the concept worked.

No production followed.

Specifications

Length

53 ft 4 + 1⁄2 in (16.269 m)

Wingspan

70 ft 0 in (21.34 m)

Wing area

1,204 sq ft (111.9 m2)

Empty weight

7,920 lb (3,592 kg)

Gross weight

11,000 lb (4,990 kg)

Powerplant

2 × Napier Lion water cooled W-12 piston engine, 450 hp (340 kW) each

Performance

Maximum speed

116 mph (187 km/h, 101 kn) at sea level

Service ceiling

16,000 ft (4,900 m)

Time to altitude

8 min 9 s to 6,500 ft (2,000 m).

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