Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1918

Единственный экземпляр
Flight, January 1920

Flight, January 1920


  The sporting machine, F.K.27, will, no doubt, be remembered by some of our readers by the good show it put up on the occasion of the last "Aerial Derby.” For a two-seater machine it is certainly on the small side - being, in fact, only slightly larger than the famous B.A.T. “Bantam” - the span being only 26 ft. A special feature of this machine, from the social point of view at any rate, is that the seats are arranged side by side, in spite of which the cockpit is exceptionally roomy and comfortable. In construction it follows usual B.A.T. practice, which has been found so satisfactory in previous models, the main feature of which consists of three-ply wood construction of the fuselage. The engine fitted, a 200 h.p. A.B.C. "Wasp II,” gives the machine a high performance, the maximum speed being 140 m.p.h., whilst the machine is, at the same time, very easy and safe to fly.

F.K.27 Sporting
  Span 26 ft 0 ins / 22 ft 10 ins
  Chord 5 ft 7 ins / 3 ft 0 ins
  Gap 3 ft 11 ins
  Area main planes. 200 sqft
  O.A. length. 20 ft 7 ins
  Weight (fully loaded). 1475 lbs
  Useful load. 400 lbs
  Speed range. 50-135 mph
   (a) 5.000 ft 3 mins
   (b) 15,000 ft 15 mins
ONE OF TWO SPEEDY B.A.T. MACHINES: The F.K. 27 sporting two-seater. It has a 200 h.p. A.B.C. "Wasp II”