||two-seat air observation post
||General Aircraft Ltd
The General Aircraft GAL.47 was a 1940s British single-engined twin-boom Air Observation Post aircraft, built by General Aircraft Limited at London Air Park, Hanworth.
Design and development
The GAL.47 was a private-venture design of air observation post (AOP) aircraft. The Fane F.1/40 was the only other competing design. The GAL.47 was a twin-boom configuration with a pusher airscrew. One example was built (test registration T-0224) in 1940 at London Air Park, Hanworth. It was destroyed on 2 April 1942.
Data from Jackson (1974)
- Crew: 2
- Length: 25 ft 9 in (7.85 m)
- Wingspan: 37 ft 10 in (11.53 m)
- Max takeoff weight: 1,615 lb (733 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Blackburn Cirrus Minor 4-cyl. inverted air-cooled in-line piston engine, 90 hp (67 kW)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
- Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10014-X.