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Spartan S.5 Clipper



H.E. Broadsmith designed the Clipper as a two-seater; he employed the outer wings of the Monospar ST-4. Spartan Aircraft Limited built one example at their East Cowes works in 1932. The aeroplane was initially fitted with a 75-hp Pobjoy R motor. Registered G-ACEG it flew for the first time on 14 December 1932. After modification to undercarriage, cabin glazing and cowling, it received a Certificate of Airworthiness on 29 June 1933.




In 1933 the Clipper was raced in the King's Cup Race.

In 1938, it was re-engined with a Pobjoy Niagara III of 90-hp, after which it was used as a company hack until 4 May 1942, when it was destroyed in an air raid on Cowes.




Engine: 1 × Pobjoy R, 75 hp (56 kW)
Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)
Wing area: 150 sq.ft (13.94 sq.m)
Length: 28 ft 2 in (8.58 m)
Empty weight: 770 lb (350 kg)
Loaded weight: 1,300 lb (591 kg)
Maximum speed: 110 mph (96 knots, 177 km/h)
Rate of climb: 800 ft/min (4.1 m/s)
Crew: 2






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