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Armstrong Whitworth AW.35 Scimitar



A development of the A.W.16, the A.W.35 Scimitar was powered by a Panther VII engine enclosed by a long-chord cowling and rated at 565hp at 3660m, and a maximum output of 605hp at 4115m. Armament was two 7.7mm Vickers Type E machine guns and provision was made for four 9kg bombs to be carried beneath the lower mainplane.

Two prototypes of the Scimitar were flown in 1933, and these were followed by four production examples for the Norwegian Army Air Force which were delivered at the beginning of 1936. These were powered by the Panther XIA with a maximum rating of 730hp.

Engine: Panther XIA, 730hp
Take-off weight: 1860 kg / 4101 lb
Empty weight: 1276 kg / 2813 lb
Wingspan: 10.06 m / 33 ft 0 in
Length: 7.62 m / 25 ft 0 in
Height: 3.53 m / 11 ft 7 in
Wing area: 24.28 sq.m / 261.35 sq ft
Max. speed: 343 km/h / 213 mph


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