Supermarine Scarab and Sheldrake Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Supermarine Aviation Works Ltd

First Flight:

21 May 1924

Scarab:

12 - Supermarine

Sheldrake:

1 - Supermarine

Type Specification

Applies to:

Supermarine Scarab

Type:

Amphibian flying boat

Wing:

Three bay biplane with ailerons on all four wings

Hull:

Wooden hull

Tail Unit:

Braced monoplane type mounted half way up the fin with single rudder

Landing Gear:

Retractable type

Power Plant:

One 360 hp Rolls-Royce Eagle IX mounted between the wings in pusher configuration

Accommodation:

Crew of three with pilot forward, gunner and radio operator

Armament:

One free mounted 0.303 in Lewis machine gun and bomb load of 1,000 lb

Dimensions

Span:

46 ft

Length:

37 ft

Height:

14 ft 8 in

Wing Area:

610 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

4,125 lb

Loaded:

5,750 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

93 mph

Range:

250 miles

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

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