Grahame-White G.W.E.7

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Grahame-White G.W.E.7
Role Biplane airliner
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Grahame-White Aviation Company
Designer M Boudot
First flight 1919
Status Destroyed
Number built 1

The Grahame-White G.W.E.7 was a British twin-engined transport biplane, designed by M Boudot and built by Grahame-White Aviation Company at Hendon.

Development[edit]

The G.W.E.7 was a luxury transport biplane with folding wings, it seated four passengers in a cabin in the nose with the pilot behind. Powered by two 320 hp (239 kW) Rolls-Royce Eagle V piston engines. The only G.W.E.7, registered G-EALR[1] was first flown in 1919.[2] It was damaged beyond repair in a forced landing at Hendon in the same year.[2] The damaged remains were burned in 1920.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from British Civil Aircraft since 1919, Volume 2[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 4
  • Length: 39 ft 0 in (11.89 m)
  • Wingspan: 60 ft 0 in (18.29 m)
  • Empty weight: 5785 lb (2624 kg)
  • Gross weight: 7947 lb (3605 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Eagle V piston engine, 320 hp (239 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 116 mph (186 km/h)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Nationality and Registration Marks – G-EALR" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Jackson 1974, p. 317

References[edit]

  • Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 2. London: Putnam. p. 382. ISBN 0-370-10010-7.

External links[edit]

  • "The Grahame-White "Aero-Limousine"". Flight. XI (37): 1214–1218. 11 September 1919. No. 559. Retrieved 12 January 2011. Contemporary technical description of the G.W.E.7 (here called the "Aero-Limousine") with photographs and drawings.