Supermarine Seamew Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Supermarine Aviation Works Ltd

First Flight:

9 January 1928

Seamew:

2 - Supermarine

Type Specification

Applies to:

Supermarine Seamew

Type:

Twin engined shipborne amphibian

Wing:

Two bay biplane with wings of wooden construction

Hull:

Wooden hull

Tail Unit:

Braced monoplane type with twin fins and rudders

Landing Gear:

Retractable main undercarriage with fixed tailskid

Power Plant:

Two 238 hp Armstrong Siddeley Lynx IV mounted between the wings

Accommodation:

Crew of three with pilot in nose cockpit, forward gunner behind pilot but forward of wing and rear gunner aft of wing

Armament:

Two 0.303 in Lewis machine guns on mountings fore and aft of mainplanes

Dimensions

Span:

45 ft 11.5 in

Length:

36 ft 5.5 in

Height:

15 ft 1 in

Wing Area:

610 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

4,675 lb

Loaded:

5,800 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

95 mph

Max Rate of Climb:

523 ft/min

Service Ceiling:

10,950 ft

Preserved in British Museums

None known

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