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Fairey Fantome / Feroce

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The fighter-biplane Fantome of 1935 was a private-venture. The name Feroce was conferred later. An entrant for the Belgian fighter competition to find a successor for the Fairey "Firefly II" It had provision for a French Hispano-Suiza 12crs moteur canon with an Oerlikon 20mm gun firing through the airscrew hub and 4 rifle-bore Browning guns as made in Belguim by the Fabrique National. One aircraft only was supplied to the Royal Air Force for evaluation. The prototype in Belgium crashed on trials close to their monarch King Leopold. It did not go into production.

 

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Engine : Hispano Suiza 12 Y crs, 848 hp
Length : 27.559 ft / 8.4 m
Height: 11.319 ft / 3.45 m
Wingspan : 34.514 ft / 10.52 m
Max take off weight : 4542.3 lb / 2060.0 kg
Max. speed : 235 kts / 435 km/h
Landing speed : 52 kts / 96 km/h
Cruising speed : 189 kts / 350 km/h
Service ceiling : 36089 ft / 11000 m
Endurance : 2 h
Crew : 1
Armament : 1x MG 20mm Oerlikon, 4x MG Browning, 4x 10kg-Bomb.

 

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