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Fane Aircraft F.1/40

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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.
 
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A single example serial number T1788 was flown and tested by the Air Ministry at Heston Aerodrome on 21 March 1941.
 
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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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