Westland Dreadnought

The Westland Dreadnought was an experimental single-engined fixed-wing monoplane designed to test the aerodynamic wing and fuselage design ideas of Woyevodsky.

It was designed and built by British aircraft manufacturer Westland Aircraft for the Air Ministry.

Only a single aircraft was built and it crashed on its initial flight, badly injuring the test pilot.

Specifications

Crew

Two

Capacity

Eight passengers

Length

56 ft 0 in (17.08 m)

Wingspan

69 ft 6 in (21.19 m)

Height

16 ft 4 in (4.98 m)

Wing area

840 sq ft (78.1 m2)

Empty weight

5,623 lb (2,556 kg)

Gross weight

6,900 lb (3,136 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Napier Lion II , 450 hp (336 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

102 mph (164 km/h, 89 kn).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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