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Armstrong-Whitworth-Whitley-V

Specifications (Whitley Mk V) Orthographic projection of the Merlin-powered Whitley Mk V, with inset profile of the Tiger-powered Mk III with retractable "dustbin" turret.Data from The Whitley File[15] General characteristics Crew: 5 Length: 70 ft 6 in (21.49 m) Wingspan: 84 ft (25.60 m) Height: 15 ft (4.57 m) Wing area: 1,137 ft² (106 m²) Empty weight: 19,300 lb (8,768 kg) Max takeoff weight: 33,500 lb (15,196 kg) Powerplant: 2× Rolls-Royce Merlin X liquid-cooled V12 engine, 1,145 hp (855 kW) each Performance Maximum speed: 200 kn (230 mph, 370 km/h) at 16,400 ft (5,000 m) Range: 1,430 nmi (1,650 mi, 2,650 km) Ferry range: 2,100 nmi (2,400 mi, 3,900 km) Service ceiling: 26,000 ft (7,900 m) Rate of climb: 800 ft/min (4.1 m/s) Max wing loading: 29.5 lb/ft² (143 kg/m²) Minimum power/mass: 0.684 hp/lb (112 W/kg) Armament Guns: 1 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers K machine gun in nose turret 4 × .303 in Browning machine guns in tail turret Bombs: Up to 7,000 lb (3,175 kg) of bombs in the fuselage and 14 individual cells in the wings, typically including 12 × 250 lb (113 kg) and 2 × 500 lb (227 kg) bombs Bombs as heavy as 2,000 lb (907 kg) could be carried

Armstrong-Whitworth-Whitley-V
johnbr, Apr 10, 2011
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