Parnall Pipit

Specifications

1st Flight 1928

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

Variants

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

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

 

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