|National origin||United Kingdom|
|First flight||August 1914|
|Primary user||Royal Naval Air Service|
The Pemberton-Billing P.B.9 was a First World War British single-seat scout aircraft built by Pemberton-Billing Limited, which later became the Supermarine Aviation Works, only one P.B.9 was built.
Design and development
The P.B.9 was a single-seat open cockpit equal span biplane scout. It was powered by a 50 hp (36 kW) Gnome rotary engine and had a fixed landing gear with a tail skid. It was built within a week (giving rise to the nickname "Seven Day Bus") and was first flown August 1914. Although the aircraft performed well only one was built which was later used by the Royal Naval Air Service as a trainer.
Data from Thetford 1958
- Crew: 1
- Length: 20 ft in (6.1 m)
- Wingspan: 26 ft in (7.93 m)
- Powerplant: 1 × Gnome rotary engine, 50 hp (37 kW)
- Maximum speed: 78 mph (126 km/h)
- Endurance: 3 hours
- Rate of climb: 500 ft/min (2.5 m/s)
- Orbis 1985, p. 2694
- Mason 1992, p. 31.
- Thetford 1958 p.379
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