Boulton Paul Sidestrand
The Boulton Paul P.29 Sidestrand was a twin-engine biplane medium bomber of the Royal Air Force. Named after a village on the Norfolk coast near Boulton & Paul's factory in Norwich, the Sidestrand first flew in 1926 and entered service in 1928. It remained in service until 1936, only ever equipping one squadron; No. 101 Squadron RAF. It was an agile and relatively fast aircraft that was capable of aerobatic manoeuvres such as loops, rolls and spins.
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... General characteristics Crew three or four (pilot and 2-3 gunners) Length 46 ft 0 in (14.02 m) Wingspan 71 ft 11 in (21.93 m) Height 14 ft 9½ in (4.51 m) Wing area 979.5 ft² (90.3 m²) Empty weight 6,370 lb (2,895 kg) Loaded weight 10,200 lb (4,636 kg) Powerplant 2 × Bristol Jupiter VIIIF 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 460 hp (343 kW) each Performance Maximum speed 139 mph (121 kn, 224 km/h) at 6,500 ft (1,980 m) Range 520 mi (452 nmi, 873 km) Service ceiling 20,800 ft (6,300 m) Wing loading 10.4 lb/ft² (50.3 kg/m²) Power/mass 0.090 hp/lb (148 W/kg) Climb to 6,500 ft (1,980 m) 6 min 42 sec Armament Guns 2 ×.303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis guns ... One in nose, other in eith dorsal and ventral gun positions Bombs 1,040 lb (473 kg) total ...
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