MARTINSYDE F.4 BUZZARD
Source: Great Britain
Type: Single-seat scout/fighter
Engine: Originally the 300-hp Hispano Suiza, then the
425-hp Jaguar and finally the 340-hp Serval V.
Max Speed: 214 km/hr
- Length: 7.76 m
- Wing Span: 10 m
- Height: 2.7 m
Maximum Ceiling: 7350 m
Known Serial Numbers: 31
- Original serial no. H7753
- Acquired on Oct.1, 1924 and assigned to the fighter Squadron.
- August 17, 1928 - re-engined with the Armstrong-Siddely Jaguar.
- February 17, 1930 - tested and returned to service.
- February 28, 1931 - crashed
- September 8, 1931 - tested and returned to service.
- April 29, 1932 - crashed by pilot Freimanis at Bolderaja.
- June 4, 1933 - tested and returned to service.
- October 15, 1935 - crashed by pilot Janis Karklins.
- January 4, 1937 - After being re-engined with a Serval V it is tested and assigned to the 2nd Fighter Squadron.
- May 13, 1937 - while performing aerobatics the aircraft disintegrated in
mid-air and the pilot (Grube) had to parachute to safety. The aircraft was totally destroyed.
- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Humberstone, R. (ed) Latvian Air Force 1918-1940
- Jane, Fred T. Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1919
- Sanger, Ray The Martinsyde File
- Windsock Datafile #76 (Martinsyde Buzzard)
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