Felixstowe Fury




Felixstowe Fury

Felixstowe Fury

Specifications

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bomber
seven
RR V-12
5 x 300 hp. ea.
18,560 lbs.
25,260 lbs.
n/a gals.
24 passengers
n/a lbs.
63 ft. 2 in.
123 ft. 0 in.
87 mph
97 mph
350 fpm
12,000 feet
800 miles
11/11/18
1918

 




The Felixstowe Fury was the largest three wing flying boat ever built. It was an experimental bomber built in an effort to be the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic. If you look at its picture carefully, you will see that under its wing is a single engine airplane.

The five engine Felixstowe Fury performed well. During one test flight the aircraft stayed aloft in excess of six hours without developing any serious problems.

The Felixstowe Fury flew from Nov. 11, 1918 to Aug. 11, 1919 when it appears that a wingtip caught a wave during takeoff resulting in it being damaged beyond repair.

No other aircraft of its type were produced.




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