Martin-Baker MB 3

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 take-off 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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