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Westland Woodpigeon


National origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Westland Aircraft
First flight: 1924
Number built: 2

The Westland Woodpigeon was a British two-seat light biplane designed to compete in the 1924 Lympne light aircraft trials.

Design and development

The Woodpigeon was a conventional wooden biplane powered by a 32 hp (24 kW) Bristol Cherub III engine. Two aircraft were built; the second aircraft, registered G-EBJV flew in trials but was not successful. The second aircraft was re-engined with a 30 hp (22 kW) ABC Scorpion and increased wing span in 1926 for the 1926 Lympne trials but again was not successful. In 1927 the two aircraft were re-engined with 60 hp (45 kW) Anzani 6 radials and re-designated as Woodpigeon IIs


Woodpigeon I Bristol Cherub III powered variant, two built. Woodpigeon II Two Woodpigeon Is re-engined with Anzani engines.

Specifications (Woodpigeon I)

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General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 19 ft 6 in (5.95 m)
Wingspan: 22 ft 9 in (6.94 m)
Empty weight: 439 lb (199 kg)
Gross weight: 779 lb (353 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Bristol Cherub III, 32 hp (24 kW)


Maximum speed: 72 mph (115 km/h)

"Westland Woopigeon.". Flight (9 September 1926): p.581. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1926/1926%20-%200657.html.
Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 3. London: Putnam. ISBN 0 370 10014 X.

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