Specifications – Westland Lysander (Mk III)

Crew: One, pilot

Capacity: 1 passenger (or observer)
Length: 30 ft 6 in (9.29 m)
Wingspan: 50 ft 0 in (15.24 m)
Height: 14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)
Wing area: 260 ft² (24.2 m²)
Empty weight: 4,365 lb (1,984 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 6,330 lb (2,877 kg)

Powerplant:

1 × Bristol Mercury XX radial engine 870 hp (649 kW)

Performance:

Maximum speed: 212 mph (184 knots, 341 km/h) at 5,000 ft (1,520 m)
Range: 600 miles (522 nmi, 966 km)
Service ceiling: 21,500 ft (6,550 m)
Climb to 10,000 ft (3,050 m): 8 min
Take-off run to 50 ft (15 m): 305 yards (279 m)

Armament:

Two forward-firing .303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns in wheel fairings
and two .303 Lewis guns for the observer
Four 20 lb (9 kg) bombs under rear fuselage
and 500 lb (227 kg) of bombs on stub wings if fitted

Westland Lysander

Westland Lysander MkII

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