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Great Britain's Airspeed Convertible Envoy transport

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Airspeed Convertible Envoy transport:
Great Britain's Airspeed Convertible Envoy transport
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Airspeed Convertible Envoy transport:
Great Britain's Airspeed Convertible Envoy transport
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The commercial Envoy transport was converted by the military into the Airspeed Convertible Envoy.1

The Envoy could carry bombs in racks located under the fuselage.1

Specifications

  Airspeed Convertible Envoy
Type Transport1
Crew  
Passengers  
Engine (Type) 2: Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah IX1
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP 310 each1
Propeller blades 2 each1
Dimensions  
Span 52' 4"1
Length 34' 6"1
Height 9' 6"1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 6,300 lb1
Performance  
Speed 210 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 720 miles1
Armament  
Turret top 1: MG1
Fuselage side 1: MG1

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site