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Fairey F.2

Fairey F.2

Fairey F.2

Role: Fighter
National origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Fairey Aviation Company
First flight: 17 May 1917
Number built: 1

The Fairey F.2 was a British fighter prototype in the late 1910s. It was the first aircraft designed entirely by the Fairey Aviation Company.


The F.2 was ordered by the Admiralty in 1916 as a massive, three-seat long-range fighter. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Falcon engines, it was a three-bay biplane with a four-wheel "bedstead" main undercarriage, the wings folding aft from a point outboard of the engines. Armament consisted of a .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis Gun on a Scarff ring on the extreme nose and a similar installation immediately aft of the wings.

Operational history

The F.2 first flew on 17 May 1917; however, by then Admiralty interest in the project had waned. The fighter was found to be hard to handle and slow, and as such no further production was continued.


United Kingdom


General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 40 ft 6 in (12.34 m)
Wingspan: 77 ft 0 in (23.47 m)
Height: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
Wing area: 814.00 ft (75.36 m)
Gross weight: 4,880 lb (2,213 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce Falcon 12-cylinder water-cooled engines, 190 hp (142 kW) each


Maximum speed: 93 mph (150 km/h)
Endurance: 3 hours 30 min


2 x .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis Guns

Green, William; Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Godalming, UK: Salamander Books. pp. 44.

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