White and Thompson No.3 Flying Boat

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White & Thompson №3
White and Thompson No. 3 two-seat flying boat.jpg
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer White & Thompson
Designer Norman Thompson
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Number built ≥8 [1][2]
Engine 120hp Beardmore [note 1]
Armament Lewis on port pillar mount
Crew 2
Max Speed 137 km/h (85 mph) [1]
Climb 2,700 m (9,000 ft) in 20:00 [1]
Endurance 6:00 [1]

The White & Thompson № 3 Flying Boat was Norman Thompson's first design to earn a production contract. At least eight were built. While little is known about its service history, the developers claimed it proved to be an effective anti-submarine weapon. [1] At least one № 3 was fitted with dual controls.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:White and Thompson No. 3.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. At least one used the 150hp Hispano-Suiza.
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bruce'69, p.650.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nowarra, p.104.
Bibliography
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • 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