Martinsyde G.102

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Martinsyde G.102
Role Bomber/Fighter
Manufacturer Martinsyde
Introduction 1916
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RFC/RAF)
Number built 170[note 1]
Developed from Martinsyde G.100
Wingspan 11.6 m (38 ft) [2][1]
Engine 160hp Beardmore inline
Armament top-wing fixed Lewis
(sometimes) one rear/left-firing Lewis
100–150 kg (230–336 lb)[1] of bombs
Crew 1
Max Speed 153 km/h (95 mph)[3]
to 167 km/h (104 mph) [4][2][5]
Climb 910 m (3,000 ft) in 3:30[4][2][5]
1,800 m (6,000 ft) in 8:05[4][2][5]
3,000 m (10,000 ft) in 15:55[4][2][5]
Service Ceiling 4,300 m (14,000 ft)[3]
to 4,900 m (16,000 ft) [4][2][5]
Endurance 4:30 [4] to 5:30[3][2][5]

The upgrading of the Martinsyde G.100's engine from 120hp to 160hp gave it greater lifting power, and that played well into its naturally-discovered niche as a single-seat light bomber. Thus the Martinsyde G.102 doubled its bomb capacity to either two 112lbs or one 230lb bomb. In addition to France, the G.102 was used in Palestine and Mesopotamia, where they were still active in 1918.

Both the G.100 and G.102 earned the nickname Elephant for their large size (for a single-seater). [6]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Martinsyde G.100.

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Notes
  1. Some of the G.102 orders were built with the 120hp Beardmore, so they were technically G.100s.[1]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bruce'98, p.36.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Lamberton, pp.214-215.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Munson, p.41.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Bruce'69, p.308.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Bruce'98, p.37.
  6. Bruce'69, p.303.
Bibliography
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • J.M. Bruce, Windsock Datafile 70: Martinsyde Elephant. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 1998. ISBN 1-902207-03-3
  • W.M.Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607