Investigated

BEARDMORE WB.26


Beardmore WB.26


Beardmore WB.26 Beardmore WB.26 Beardmore WB.26



Source: Britain

Considered: 1926

Type: 2-seat fighter

Engine: Rolls Royce Eagle IX (360 hp, liquid cooled)

Dimensions
Length: 8.49 m
Wing Span: 11.28 m
Height:
Max Speed: 233 km/hr

Range: 900 km

Maximum Ceiling: 6100 m

Crew: 2




NOTES

  • A 1925 W.S.Shackleton design, built especially for Latvia. Only one prototype was built. When it was delivered to Latvia it was found to handle very well, but to be very much underpowered. In Latvia it flew a total of three times before it was rejected and returned to the manufacturer.
  • It was intended to be armed with two Constantinesco-synchronised Beardmore- Farquhar machine guns and another on the Scarff mount for the gunner.


Sources
  • Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
  • Profile courtesy of Arvo Vercamer.


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