Westland Interceptor

 

1st Flight 1929

The Westland Interceptor was a fighter developed by the British company Westland Aircraft to Air Ministry Specification F.20/27.

When tested in 1929 and 1930, it showed unsatisfactory handling characteristics and was rejected by the RAF in favour of the Hawker Fury biplane fighter.

One only built.

Specifications

Length: 25 ft 4 in (7.72 m)

Wingspan: 38 ft 0 in (11.58 m)

Height: 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m)

Wing area: 214 sq ft (19.9 m2)

Empty weight: 2,350 lb (1,066 kg)

Max take-off weight: 3,325 lb (1,508 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Bristol Mercury IIA 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 440 hp (330 kW)

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 192 mph (309 km/h, 167 kn)

Cruise speed: 164 mph (264 km/h, 143 kn)

Range: 385 mi (620 km, 335 nmi)

Armament

Guns: 2x fixed forward firing .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine guns.

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