Registered: June 2006
Location: London Ontario Canada
Designer(s) Sir Arthur Gouge, Henry Knowler
Mission Type Seaplane fighter prototype
Powerplant TG263: 2 x 3,230 lb (1,465 kg) s.t. Metropolitan-Vickers F2/4 Beryl MVB.1 turbojets;
TG267: 2 x 3,500 lb (1,588 kg) s.t. Metropolitan-Vickers F2/4 Beryl MVB.1 turbojets;
TG271: 2 x 3,850 lb (1,746 kg) s.t. Metropolitan-Vickers F2/4 Beryl MVB.1 turbojets
Span 46 ft (14.02 m)
Length 50 ft (15.24 m)
Height 16 ft 9 in (5.11 m)
Wing area 415.0 sq ft (38.55 m2)
Empty 11,262 lb (5,108 kg)
Loaded 16,225 lb (7,360 kg)
Take-off 16,255 lb (7,373 kg)
Max 19,033 lb (8,633 kg)
Max speed 512 mph @ hi altitude (824 km/hr)
Cruise speed ?
Initial climb rate 5,800 ft/min (29.5 m/s)
Service ceiling ?
Endurance 2.4 hr
Armament (not installed) 4 x 20 mm Hispano cannon with 190 rpg in nose
2 x 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs or 16 x 120 lb (54 kg) rockets under wings
User UK (Ministery of Supply; intended for RAF service)
Number built Three (five ordered)
Construction Numbers ?
Serial Numbers TG263, TG267, TG271
Unofficial Nickname 'Squirt'
Test Pilots Saro: Geoffrey Tyson, J. O. Lancaster, John Booth
Royal Navy: Lieutenant Commander Eric Brown
MAEE: Squadron Leader Pete Major, Flight Lieutenant McCall