Supermarine Scapa and Stranraer Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Supermarine Aviation Works (Vickers) Ltd

First Flight:

8 July 1932

Southampton IV:

1 - Supermarine

Scapa:

15 - Supermarine

Stranraer:

18 - Supermarine 40 - Canadian Vickers

Type Specification

Applies to:

Supermarine Stranraer

Type:

Twin engined coastal patrol flying boat

Wing:

Three bay biplane, all metal structure with fabric covering. Upper wing has greater span than lower, all wings have dihedral on outer wings, and are swept. Ailerons on all four wings

Hull:

All metal hull

Tail Unit:

Braced tailplane with twin fins and rudders

Landing Gear:

None

Power Plant:

Two 920 hp Bristol Pegasus X

Accommodation:

Crew of five. Enclosed cockpit forward of wing with forward gun position in extreme nose. Cabin under wing with gun positions just aft of wing and aft of tailplane

Armament:

Three 0.303 Lewis guns split between the bow, amidships and tail positions. Bomb load 1,000 lb beneath lower mainplanes

Dimensions

Span:

85 ft

Length:

54 ft 10 in

Height:

21 ft 9 in

Wing Area:

1,457 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

11,250 lb

Loaded:

19,000 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

165 mph

Initial Rate of Climb:

1,350 ft/min

Service Ceiling:

18,500 ft

Range:

1,000 miles

Preserved in British Museums

Stranraer:

920 - Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon - Display

Web Sites

http://www.rcaf.com/aircraft/patrol/stranraer/index.php?name=Stranraer http://www.shearwateraviationmuseum.ns.ca/aircraft/specs/stranraer.htm