Flight, March 1938
British light aircraft
AMIDST a comparatively large number of new and experimental light aeroplanes of various shades of lightness is the Shapley Kittiwake, an open two-seater mid-wing monoplane at present fitted with a Continental
flat four engine. The word "mid-wing" is really a misnomer, since the effect is produced by a very pronounced gull shape at the centre section. The wing is of cantilever construction and fuselage is a wooden monocoque.
SPECIFICATION: Span. 31ft. 6in.; length, 20ft. 3in.;. all-up weight, 1,000 lb.; weight empty, 630 lb.; maximum speed, 116 m.p.h.; cruising speed, 100 m.p.h.; landing speed. 45 m.p.h.; range, 250 miles. Makers: Shapley Aircraft, Ltd., Swan Street, Torquay, South Devon.