|Role||air observation post|
|National origin||United Kingdom|
|Manufacturer||Fane Aircraft Company|
Design and development
It was designed to Air Ministry specification F.1/40 for an airborne observation post. It was developed by Gerard Fane based on the Comper Scamp. The Scamp had been designed by Nicholas Comper as a two-seater but he had not built it but redesigned it as a single seater, the Comper Fly. Fane took the Scamp design and reworked it as the F.1. It was of pusher configuration with a high wing set behind the pilot. A single example serial number T1788 was flown and tested by the Air Ministry at Heston Aerodrome in March 1941. It was in competition with the General Aircraft GAL.47 but neither were selected for service use. In September 1941 the F.1/40 was registered G-AGDJ to the builders, but was scrapped sometime during the war.
Data from British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 2
- Crew: 2
- Length: 23 ft 5 in (7.14 m)
- Wingspan: 37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)
- Max takeoff weight: 1,500 lb (680 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental A-80 , 80 hp (60 kW)
- Jackson, A.J. (1973). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 2. London: Putnam. p. 382. ISBN 0-370-10010-7.