Beardmore W.B.1a

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W.B.1a
Role Bomber
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Beardmore
Designer G. Tilghman Richards
Developed from Beardmore W.B.1

The Beardmore W.B.1a was a British two-seater long-distance bomber biplane of World War I developed by Beardmore. The pilot and observer were seated in the rear of the fuselage, just before the tail section.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 2
  • Length: 32 ft 10 in ( m)
  • Wingspan: 70 ft in ( m)
  • Height: 15 ft 8 in ( m)
  • Wing area: 946 ft2 ( m2)
  • Empty weight: 4,537 lb ( kg)
  • Gross weight: 8,900 lb ( kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Galloway Atlantic, 500 hp ( kW)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 110 mph ( km/h)
  • Endurance: 6 hours  30 min

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taylor, Michael J. H. (1990). Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War I. London: Studio Editions. p. 56.

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