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Felixstowe F.2 Flying Boat (1917)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 5/23/2013

Only the British Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and the American Navy made use of the Felixstower F.2 series of flying boats.

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Specifications for the
Felixstowe F.2
Flying Boat

Focus Model: Felixstowe F.2A
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: SE Saunders Ltd / Aircraft Manufacturing Company / May, Harden & May / Felixstowe - UK
Initial Year of Service: 1917
Production: 175

Crew: 4

Length: 46.26 ft (14.1 m)
Width: 95.64 ft (29.15 m)
Height: 17.52ft (5.34 m)
Weight (Empty): 7,496 lb (3,400 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 11,023 lb (5,000 kg)

Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce Eagle VII V12 radial piston engines developing 345 horsepower each.

Maximum Speed: 96 mph (154kmh; 83 kts)
Maximum Range: 559 miles (900km)
Service Ceiling: 9,843 ft (3,000 m; 1.9 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 253 feet per minute (77 m/min)

Hardpoints: 4
Armament Suite:
1 x 7.7mm Lewis machine gun in nose
3 x 7.7mm Lewis machine guns in fuselage

Up to 460lbs of external ordnance.

F.2A - Major production version; completed with Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII series engines.

F.2C - Lightened hull design; 2 examples produced.

United Kingdom; United States