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RAF BS.1

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Designated as a "Bleriot Scout", the B.S.1 was a single-bay equi-span biplane with a circular-section fuselage which was of monocoque construction aft of the single-seat cockpit. Power was provided by a partially-cowled 100hp Gnome rotary engine. The B.S.1 achieved 148km/h and a climb rate of 4.6m/s in early tests, but was badly damaged on 27 March 1913. It was then rebuilt, being redesignated S.E.2

Engine: 1 x 100-h.p. Gnome
Span: 27 ft 6in
Loaded wt: 1,230 lb
Speed: 92 mph
Seats: 1

 

 


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