Boulton & Paul Bugle

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Bugle
B&P Bugle.jpg
Role Medium bomber
National origin UK
Manufacturer Boulton & Paul, Norwich
First flight 30 June 1923
Number built 7
The third Bugle

The Boulton & Paul Bugle was a British medium bomber design built to meet Air Ministry Specification 30/22.

It drew on the company's experience with the Boulton Paul Bolton and Boulton & Paul Bourges.

There were two variants; the Bugle I with 400 hp (298 kW) Bristol Jupiter II radial engines (5 built) and the Napier Lion W-block Bugle II (2 built)

Bugle II with Napier Liopn engines

Specifications (Bugle II)[edit]

Data from Boulton Paul Aircraft since 1915[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 39 ft 9 in (12.12 m)
  • Wingspan: 62 ft 6 in (19.05 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 8 in (4.78 m)
  • Wing area: 925 sq ft (85.9 m2)
  • Gross weight: 8,914 lb (4,043 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Napier Lion water-cooled W12 engine, 450 hp (340 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 112 mph (180 km/h; 97 kn) at sea level

Armament

  • Guns: 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis guns at nose and dorsal positions
  • Bombs: 690 lb (310 kg) external bombs[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brew 1993, p. 187.
  2. ^ Mason 1994, p. 152.

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