Westland Interceptor

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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