Saro London

Saro London

The Saunders Roe A.27 London was a British military biplane flying boat built by the Saunders Roe company. Only 31 were built, entering service with the Royal Air Force in 1936. Although due for replacement by the outbreak of World War II, they saw some active service pending the introduction of the ultimately unsuccessful Lerwick.

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Saro London - Specifications (London Mk.II)
... General characteristics Crew Six Length 56 ft 6 in (17.23 m) Wingspan 80 ft 0 in (24.39 m) Height 18 ft 9 in (5.72 m) Wing area 1,425 ft² (132.4 m²) Empty weight 11,100 lb (5,045 kg) Loaded weight 18,400 lb (8,364 kg) Max ... takeoff weight 22,000 lb (10,000 kg) Powerplant 2 × Bristol Pegasus X 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engines, 915 hp (682 kW) each Performance Maximum speed 135 knots (155 mph, 250 km/h) at 6,560 ft (2,000 m) Cruise speed 111 knots (128 mph, 206 km/h) at 13,120 ft (4,000 m) (60% power) Range 956 nmi (1,100 mi, 1,770 km) Ferry range 1,510 nm (1,740 mi, 2,800 km) with auxiliary fuel tank over fuselage Service ceiling 19,900 ft (6,067 m) Rate of climb 1,180 ft/min (6.0 m/s) Armament Guns 3 × Lewis guns Bombs 2,000 lb (900 kg) of bombs, mines or depth charges ...

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