Martinsyde F.4

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Martinsyde F.4
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Role Reconnaissance/Fighter
Manufacturer Martinsyde
First flight June 1918 [1]
Introduction post-war
Primary users RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
US Army Air Roundel.svg U.S.A.
Number built 50[2] - 52 [note 1][note 2]
Wingspan 9.98 m (32 ft 9 in) [3][4]
Engine 300hp Hispano-Suiza vee
Armament 2×fixed sync. Vickers
Crew 1
Max Speed ~230 km/h (140 mph) [5][3][4]
Climb 6,500 ft (2,000 m) in 4:40[5][3]
10,000 ft (3,000 m) in 7:55[5][3]
15,000 ft (4,600 m) in 14:00[5][3]
Service Ceiling 24,000 ft (7,300 m) [5][6][3]

A series of Martinsyde fighters culminated in the Martinsyde F.4 "Buzzard", a speedy fighter that arrived to late to see combat. It was said to be quite maneuverable. Fifteen hundred were to be built for the Americans, but the order was cancelled with the Armistice. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Martinsyde Buzzard.

Game Data

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Preliminary Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
post-war N A 15 15 1

Blue Max/Canvas Eagles

Aircraft Chart

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

References

Notes
  1. Combined F.3 and F.4 number.
  2. Large numbers were ordered, including a 1500-unit order from the U.S.[2]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Bruce'69, p.314.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Angelucci, p.61.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Lamberton, pp.214-215.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Angelucci, p.51.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Bruce'69, p.315.
  6. Munson, p.45.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607