Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.7

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Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.7
Role Long-range bomber
National origin British
Manufacturer Royal Aircraft Factory
Status Project abandoned
Developed from Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.4

The Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.7 was a design project based on the company's F.E.4, except the F.E.7 was intended to be a two-seater, as well as a long-range bomber.

Design and development[edit]

The F.E.7 was powered by two Rolls-Royce pusher engines, each generating 250 hp (186 kW). These were mounted within the fuselage and drove the propellers by means of gears and shafts. It was armed with a Coventry Ordnance Works one-pounder gun, and a few Lewis machine guns. However, the project was abandoned.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Kites, Birds & Stuff[1]

General characteristics

  • Wingspan: 20.65 m (67 ft 9 in)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce pusher, 190 kW (250 hp) each

Armament

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stemp, P. D. (2010). Kites, Birds & Stuff - The ROYAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY + Inflatables. LULU. p. 27. ISBN 9781446134658.