Parnall Panther

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Parnall Panther
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Role Ship's Fighter
Manufacturer Parnall
First flight April 1918[1]
Introduction post-war
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Number built ≤170[1]
Wingspan 8.99 m (29 ft 6 in) [2]
Engine 230hp B.R.2
Armament front fixed Vickers
rear flexible Lewis
Crew 2
Max Speed 174 km/h (108 mph)[2]
Climb 1,500 m (5,000 ft) in 6:30[2]
4,000 m (13,000 ft) in 29:00[2]
Ceiling 4,400 m (14,500 ft)[2]
Endurance 4:50 [2]

Experiments with Parnall Panthers began with the first prototype in April 1918 and included dropped landing gear for ditching at sea. Experiments continued through a series of five prototypes until an order of 312 was placed in September 1918, but the order was reduced to 150 as the war ended.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Parnall_Panther.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nowarra, p.98.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Nowarra, p.200.
Bibliography
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070