Martin-Baker MB 3

 

1st Flight 1942

The Martin-Baker MB 3 was a British fighter project with six 20 mm cannon.

The fatal crash of the sole prototype led to the cancellation of the program

Specifications

Crew: 1

Length: 35 ft 0 in (10.67 m)

Wingspan: 35 ft 4 in (10.77 m)

Height: 15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)

Wing area: 262 sq ft (24.3 m2)

Empty weight: 9,233 lb (4,188 kg)

Gross weight: 11,497 lb (5,215 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 12,090 lb (5,484 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Napier Sabre H-24 liquid-cooled piston engine, 2,000 hp (1,500 kW)

Propellers: 3-bladed de Havilland-Hydromatic constant-speed propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 415 mph (668 km/h, 361 kn) at 20,000 ft (6,096 m)

Range: 1,100 mi (1,800 km, 960 nmi)

Service ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,000 m)

Rate of climb: 3,800 ft/min (19 m/s)

Armament

Guns: 6× 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannon.

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