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sra1_45

Specifications SR.A/1 Designer(s) Sir Arthur Gouge, Henry Knowler Mission Type Seaplane fighter prototype Powerplant TG263: 2 x 3,230 lb (1,465 kg) s.t. Metropolitan-Vickers F2/4 Beryl MVB.1 turbojets; TG267: 2 x 3,500 lb (1,588 kg) s.t. Metropolitan-Vickers F2/4 Beryl MVB.1 turbojets; TG271: 2 x 3,850 lb (1,746 kg) s.t. Metropolitan-Vickers F2/4 Beryl MVB.1 turbojets Dimensions Span 46 ft (14.02 m) Length 50 ft (15.24 m) Height 16 ft 9 in (5.11 m) Wing area 415.0 sq ft (38.55 m2) Weights Empty 11,262 lb (5,108 kg) Loaded 16,225 lb (7,360 kg) Take-off 16,255 lb (7,373 kg) Max 19,033 lb (8,633 kg) Performance Max speed 512 mph @ hi altitude (824 km/hr) Cruise speed ? Initial climb rate 5,800 ft/min (29.5 m/s) Service ceiling ? Range ? Endurance 2.4 hr Armament (not installed) 4 x 20 mm Hispano cannon with 190 rpg in nose 2 x 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs or 16 x 120 lb (54 kg) rockets under wings Crew One User UK (Ministery of Supply; intended for RAF service) Number built Three (five ordered) Construction Numbers ? Serial Numbers TG263, TG267, TG271 Unofficial Nickname 'Squirt' Test Pilots Saro: Geoffrey Tyson, J. O. Lancaster, John Booth Royal Navy: Lieutenant Commander Eric Brown MAEE: Squadron Leader Pete Major, Flight Lieutenant McCall

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johnbr, Oct 22, 2011