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Bristol Jupiter Fighter

 

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The Jupiter Fighter was essentially an adaptation of the F.2B airframe to take a 425hp Bristol Jupiter IV engine and an oleo-type undercarriage. Three conversions were completed, the first of these flying in June 1923. One of the three Jupiter Fighters was purchased by the Swedish government and entered service with Flygkompaniet in May 1924. The first Jupiter Fighter had crashed on 23 November 1923 as a result of an engine seizure at high altitude, and, in September 1924, the third example was converted as a dual-control trainer.

 

Engine: 425hp Bristol Jupiter IV
Take-off weight: 1397 kg / 3080 lb
Empty weight: 993 kg / 2189 lb
Wingspan: 11.96 m / 39 ft 3 in
Length: 7.62 m / 25 ft 0 in
Height: 2.89 m / 9 ft 6 in
Wing area: 37.62 sq.m / 404.94 sq ft
Max. speed: 216 km/h / 134 mph

 

 


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