Britten Sheriff Aircraft



Sheriff, RV Smith from British Built Aircraft

Production Details

Design Company:

Aircraft Designs (Bembridge) Ltd

First Flight:

Not completed 1977

Sheriff:

1 - Aircraft Designs (Bembridge) Ltd

Type Specification

Applies to:

Britten Sheriff

Type:

Four seat lightweight training and utility aircraft

Wing:

Cantilever low-wing monoplane. Conventional single-spar structure of light alloy

Fuselage:

Rectangular box structure of light alloy

Tail Unit:

Cantilever tailplane with twin endplate fins and rudders

Landing Gear:

Non-retractable tricycle type with single wheel on each unit

Power Plant:

Two 160 hp Lycoming O-320-H flat-four engines, each driving a two blade propeller

Accommodation:

Enclosed cockpit with four forward facing seats

Dimensions

Span:

33 ft 0 in

Length:

22 ft 11 in

Height:

Unknown

Wing Area:

150 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

1,785 lb

Max Take-off:

2,800 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

160 mph

Max Rate of Climb:

1,330 ft/min at sea level

Range:

621 miles

Preserved in British Museums

Sheriff:

G-FRJB - Aeropark, Nottingham East Midlands Airport - Restoration

Web Sites

None known