Roe II Triplane
|Roe II Triplane|
|Designer||Alliott Verdon Roe|
|First flight||April 1910|
The Roe II Triplane, sometimes known as the Mercury, was an early British aircraft and the first product of the Avro company. It was designed by Alliott Verdon Roe as a sturdier development of his wood-and-paper Roe I Triplane. Two examples were built, one as a display machine for Roe's new firm, and the second was sold to W. G. Windham. The longest recorded flight made by the II Triplane was only 600 ft (180 m).
Data from Jackson 1990 p.11
- Crew: 1
- Length: 23 ft (7.0 m)
- Wingspan: 26 ft (7.9 m)
- Height: 9 ft (2.7 m)
- Wing area: 280 sq ft (26 m2)
- Gross weight: 550 lb (249 kg)
- Powerplant: × Green C.4 4-cylinder inline water-cooled, 35 hp (26 kW)
- Propellers: 2-bladed
- Maximum speed: 45 mph (72 km/h; 39 kn)
- Related development
- Bell 2002
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- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 90.
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