Parnall Pipit

The Parnall Pipit was a single-engine, single-seat naval fighter designed to an Air Ministry specification in 1927.

Two prototypes were built but both were destroyed by tail flutter.

Specifications

Crew

One

Length

26 ft 0 in (7.92 m)

Wingspan

35 ft 0 in (10.67 m)

Height

10 ft 5.5 in (3.188 m)

Wing area

361 sq ft (33.5 m2)

Empty weight

3,050 lb (1,383 kg)

Gross weight

3,980 lb (1,805 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Rolls-Royce F.XI , 495 hp (369 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

173 mph (278 km/h, 150 kn) at 3,000 ft (914 m)

Time to altitude

10,000 ft (3,048 m) 7.5 min

Armament

Guns

2× 0.303 (7.7 mm) fixed, forward firing Vickers machine guns.

 

 

 

 

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