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Fairey Firefly I Aircraft Information

Fairey Firefly I

Firefly

Manufacturer: Fairey
Designed by: Marcel Lobelle
First flight: 9 November 1925

The Fairey Firefly was a British fighter of the 1920s from Fairey Aviation. It was a single-seat, single-engine biplane of mixed construction.

Development

The Firefly was a private-venture design, penned by Marcel Lobelle. It first flew on 9 November 1925 The Air Ministry did not pursue the project, partly because of the American Curtiss engine used and partly because of its wooden construction and the Firefly I did not enter production.

Specifications (Firefly I)

Data from The Complete Book of Fighters

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 24 ft 10 in (7.57 m)
Wingspan: 31 ft 6 in (9.60 m)
Height: 9 ft 1 in (2.76 m)
Wing area: 236.8 ft (22.0 m)
Loaded weight: 2,724 lb (1,236 kg)
Powerplant: 1x Curtiss D.12C 12-cylinder inline liquid-cooled, 430 hp ()

Performance

Maximum speed: 185 mph (298 km/h)
Time to 5,000 ft (1,525 m), 2.4 min

Armament

2 x 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine guns

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Source: WikiPedia

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