Percival Gull

1st Flight 1932

The Percival Gull was a British single engine monoplane.

It was successful as a fast company transport, racing aircraft and long-range record breaker.

One Gull Six was evaluated by the RAE.

Six Gull Sixes were impressed into the RAF and Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War, in the UK, Egypt and India.

The South African Air Force & Spanish Air Force also used the Gull in training and utility aircraft roles.

Variants

         D.1 Gull        

Mk I Prototype (P.1) 130 hp (97 kW) Cirrus Hermes IV     

    D.2 Gull Four

Mk II (P.1A)  130 hp (97 kW) Cirrus Hermes IV

Mk IIA (P.1B) 160 hp (119 kW) Napier Javelin III

Mk IIB (P.1C) 130 hp (97 kW) de Havilland Gipsy Major

Mk III (P.1D) 130 hp (97 kW) de Havilland Gipsy Major

Mk III (P.1E) 135 hp (101 kW) Blackburn Cirrus Major I or II

D.3 Gull Six

(P.3) 200 hp (149 kW) de Havilland Gipsy Six

Specifications

Crew: 1

Capacity: 2 passengers

Length: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)

Wingspan: 36 ft 2 in (11.02 m)

Height: 7 ft 4.5 in (2.25 m)

Wing area: 169 sq ft (15.70 m2)

Empty weight: 1,170 lb (531 kg)

Gross weight: 2,050 lb (930 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Cirrus Hermes IV, 4-cylinder, inverted inline, air-cooled engine, 130 hp (97 kW).

Performance

Maximum speed: 145 mph (233 km/h, 126 kn)

Cruise speed: 125 mph (201 km/h, 109 kn)

Range: 700 mi (1,126 km, 610 nmi)

Service ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,877 m)

Rate of climb: 850 ft/min (7.3 m/s).

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