Specifications – Westland Lysander MkIII

Crew: 1 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)
Service ceiling: 21,500 ft (6,550 m)
Range: 600 miles (522 nmi, 966 km)
Climb to 10,000 ft: (3,050 m): 8 min
Take-off run to 50 ft (15 m): 305 yards (279 m)

Armament:

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

Westland Lysander I

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westland Lysander I

Image courtesy Wings Palette