Supermarine Schneider S Series Aircraft



S.5 Replica, RV Smith from British Built Aircraft

Production Details

Design Company:

Supermarine Aviation Works Ltd

First Flight:

24 August 1925

S.4:

2 - Supermarine

S.5:

3 - Supermarine

S.6:

2 - Supermarine

S.6B:

2 - Supermarine

Type Specification

Applies to:

Supermarine S.6

Type:

Single seat racing monoplane

Wing:

Low wing braced monoplane of metal construction

Fuselage:

All metal fuselage

Tail Unit:

Cantilever monoplane type with single fin and rudder

Landing Gear:

Twin float design

Power Plant:

One 1,900 hp Rolls-Royce R engine

Accommodation:

Single seat for pilot in open cockpit level with wing trailing edge

Dimensions

Span:

30 ft

Length:

25 ft 10 in

Height:

12 ft 3 in

Wing Area:

145 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

4,471 lb

Loaded:

5,771 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

357.7 mph

Preserved in British Museums

S.6A:

N248 - Solent Sky, Southampton - Display

S.6B:

S1595 - Science Museum, South Kensington - Display

Web Sites

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/flight/flight/s6b.asp