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Grahame-White Type XIII / Circuit Seaplane / Type 13 Scout
 
Designed by J. D. North, the Type XIIICircuit Seaplane, originally known as the Circuit Seaplane, of 1914 was a twin-float two-seater tractor seaplane initially built to be flown by Claude Grahame-Whitein the Daily Mail's 1914 "Circuit of Britain" air race that was cancelled due to the outbreak of World War I.
 
It was a conventional single-bay biplane with staggered wings of equal span braced by N-struts. The forward fuselage featured a highly streamlined aluminium engine cowling, with the rest of the construction being wood and fabric. The landing gear consisted of twin pontoons, with a small third pontoon carried beneath the tail.
 
First flown in 1914, the Type XIII was later converted into a landplane and marketed as the "Type 13 Scout" but no orders materialized.
 
Engine: 1 × Gnome Monosoupape, 100 hp (75 kW)
Wingspan: 27 ft 10 in (8.48 m)
Wing area: 290 ft2 (26.9 m2)
Length: 27 ft 3 in (8.31 m)
Empty weight: 1,040 lb (470 kg)
Gross weight: 1,800 lb (820 kg)
Maximum speed: 85 mph (136 km/h)
Endurance: 5 hr 30 min
Crew: One pilot
Capacity: 1 passenger
 
 
 
 


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