Supermarine Seagull ASR.I Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Supermarine Aviation Works (Vickers) Ltd

First Flight:

14 July 1948

Seagull ASR.I:

2 - Supermarine

Type Specification

Applies to:

Supermarine Seagull ASR.I

Type:

Air sea rescue and reconnaissance flying boat

Wing:

Cantilever parasol wing mounted on a pylon over the fuselage. All metal construction with unswept leading edge and forward swept trailing edge

Hull:

Hull structure comprises two longerons and the chines, with a series of light alloy frames, all covered in flush riveted Alclad sheet

Tail Unit:

All metal cantilever tailplane and elevators with 20 degree dihedral. Fins and rudders are mounted on the ends of the tailplane and are mounted at 90 degrees to tailplane

Landing Gear:

Retractable tricycle type. Main gear retracts rearward into recesses on side of hull

Power Plant:

One 1,815 hp Rolls-Royce Griffon 29 driving two three blade contra rotating propellors. Engine mounted at junction of pylon and wing

Accommodation:

Crew of three all seated in hull, with pilot and copilot in enclosed cockpit with last crew member in cabin behind

Dimensions

Span:

52 ft 6 in

Length:

44 ft 1.5 in

Height:

15 ft 10.5 in

Wing Area:

432 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

10,510 lb

Loaded:

14,500 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

260 mph

Max Rate of Climb:

1,430 ft/min

Service Ceiling:

23,700 ft

Range:

875 miles

Preserved in British Museums

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