Percival Mew Gull. Specifications. A photo.
Percival Mew Gull. Specifications. A photo.

Percival Mew Gull. Specifications. A photo.


Percival Mew Gull - lightweight single-engine sport aircraft of the British production, designed in 1934, the company «Percival Aircraft Company».


Percival Mew Gull Photo


The aircraft model Percival Mew Gull in the design of the British aviarazrabotchikami that was deployed in the early 30-ies of the last century, was of extremely narrow focus of its operation, in particular, the aircraft was supposed to be used exclusively as a sports plane or private vehicle.

As a primary principle, aircraft builders used the model of the Percival Gull aircraft, which appeared a little earlier, however, the design of the aircraft has undergone a number of cardinal changes, in particular, the aerodynamic component has been optimized by aircraft builders, which enabled the aircraft to develop a higher speed of its flight, At a lower fuel consumption. Moreover, in addition to the modified design of the aircraft, this aircraft has also undergone a number of technical improvements, which also affected the flight performance of this aircraft.


Photo Percival Mew Gull 


Multiple aircraft model Percival Mew Gull made its first test flight in March 1934 years and due to the fact that all planned tests have been very successful, already in the same year the aircraft was able to enroll in full-scale production, which continued for a long enough period, however, during the period from at 1934 1938 year it was built just 6 aircraft, of which up to now remained only a single instance of the component part of the exhibition aviation museum in London.

The cabin of the aircraft has a fairly compact dimensions that can accommodate only one person on board the aircraft. The compact dimensions of the aircraft cabin is mainly related to the need to ensure high aerodynamic properties, which is very important, especially given the fact that the aircraft is positioned as a sports aircraft. For the transportation of goods on board his plane Percival Mew Gull is not adapted.


Aircraft Percival Mew Gull 


The power plant of the aircraft represented by one piston aircraft engine brand de Havilland Gipsy Six II, having a towing capacity of 205 hp, allowing the aircraft to develop the maximum flight speed of up to 375 km \ h. The maximum distance that the Percival Mew Gull model aircraft can perform flights, limited distance in 2410 kilometers, which is quite acceptable, especially since the aircraft has a very narrow purpose.


Specifications Percival Mew Gull.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger capacity: no;
  • aircraft Length: 6,17 m .;
  • Wingspan: 7,32 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,08 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 520 kg .;
  • Payload: 445 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 965 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 320 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 375 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2410 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7800 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: de Havilland Gipsy Six II;
  • Power: 205 hp



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