Boulton Paul Aircraft by Alec Brew

By Alec Brew

This paintings analyzes the improvement of a firm well-known for its unmarried- and twin-engined aeroplanes, its govt plane and commuter liners. necessarily a lot pressure is laid upon the Beech 17 staggerwing, which instructions around the world curiosity, and the Beech 18 which was once produced for an extended interval than the other airplane sort.

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The mission of this small high-wing aircraft was a samarilan mission as the planes were converted into flying ambulances. The appropriate , ighlingale' name would be used many decades later with a modified OC-9 (and called the C-9) performing the same humanitarian mission. C-7! "Executive" Service ceiling: 24,000 feet Range: 900 mi les Manufacturer: Spartan Status: Operational Production period/total: 1942/16 impressed Physical characteristics: Wingspan: 39 feet Length: 26 feet, 10 inches Heighl: 8 feet Empty weight: 2,987 pounds Gross weight: 4,400 pounds Maximum payload: 783 pounds (up to 4 passengers) Serial numbers: 42-38265 lhrough 38269, 38286 through 38288, 38367 through 38369, 43846,57514 and 57515, 68361, 78037 Variants: UC-71: staff transport, with 400 horsepower Pratt & Whitney Wasp R985-33 engines.

As was the standard during the war years, all nine C86 Forwarders were commandeered for military use. Their civilian designation had been F24R-40. C-S7 'Liberator Express' Gross weight: 56,000 pound Maximum payload: 12,000 pounds (20 passengers) Manufacturer: Consolidated Status: Operational Production period/total: 1941 through \944/291 built Serial Numbers: 41-11000 series, 23000 series, 24000 eries 42-107000 series, 43-30000 series 44-39000 series, 44-52000 series Variants: C-87-CF: Transport version of B-24D.

The plane was civilian model number C-165, and was a monoplane design powered by a 165 horsepower Warner R-500-1 powerplant. The C-94 was but one of many tiny single-engine aircraft models that were commandeered by the Army to perform a variety of support missions. C-95 "Grasshopper" Range: 230 miles C-97 "Stratofreighter" Manufacturer: Taylorcraft Status: Operational Production period/total: 1942/ I aircraft commandeered Physical characteristics: Wingspan: 36 feet Length: 22 feet,S inches Height: 6 feet, 8 inches Empty weight: 815 pounds Gross weight: 1,325 pounds Maximum payload: 215 pounds (I passenger) Manufacturer: Boeing Status: Operational Production period/total: 1943 through 1953/888 bought Serial numbers: 42-79556 Variants: UC-95: Taylorcraft B 165, powered by a Lycoming, 65 horsepower, 0-145 engine.

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