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Fane Aircraft F.1/40

The Fane F.1/40 was a 1940s British Air Observation Post aircraft design by Captain Gerald Fane's Fane Aircraft Company. It was designed to Air Ministry specification F.1/40 and was developed by Gerard Fane based on the Comper Scamp. The Scamp had been designed by Nicholas Comper as a two-seater but he had not built it but redesigned it as a single seater, the Comper Fly. Fane took the Scamp design and reworked it as the F.1. It was of pusher configuration with a high wing set behind the pilot.
A single example serial number T1788 was flown and tested by the Air Ministry at Heston Aerodrome on 21 March 1941.
It was in competition with the General Aircraft GAL.47 but neither were selected for service use. In September 1941 the F.1/40 was registered G-AGDJ as the Fane F1 to the builders, but was scrapped sometime during the war.
Engine: 1 × Continental A-80, 80 hp (60 kW)
Wingspan: 37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)
Length: 23 ft 5 in (7.14 m)
Max takeoff weight: 1,500 lb (680 kg)
Crew: 2




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