The Scimitar (AW 35)

  

 

 

This single seat fighter biplane was a development of the AW 16, having a more powerful engine, changes to cowling and fuselage fairing, etc.  First flight took place 29th June, 1934. A number of these aircraft were built under licence in Norway and used by the Norwegian Air Force.

 

 

Power Plant:   One Armstrong Siddeley Panther VII 640 hp. air cooled radial engine with special cowling.
     
Dimensions:  

Span               33 ft.

Length             25 ft.

Height             11 ft. 7 in.

Wing Area      261 sq. ft.

     
Weight:  

4,100 lb. A.U.W.

1,435 lb. Empty

 

Military Load: - 

      142 lb. fixed          

      491 lb. removable

   

 

 

 

 

Performance:

 

Max. Speed 213 mph. at 14,000 ft.

Climb to 6,650 ft. 3.8 min.

Service Ceiling 30,600 ft.

 

Armament:

 

2 Vickers guns firing through the propellers, racks for light bombs under the wings & provision for a camera gun.

 

   

Registration of the two aircraft built in this country: G-ACCD & G-ADBL.

   

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