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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.

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

Specifications

  Airspeed Convertible Envoy
Type Transport
Crew  
Passengers  
Engine (Type) 2: Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah IX
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP 310 each
Propeller blades 2 each
Dimensions  
Span 52' 4"
Length 34' 6"
Height 9' 6"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 6,300 lb
Performance  
Speed 210 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 720 miles
Armament  
Turret top 1: MG
Fuselage side 1: MG

Sources:

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