Armstrong Whitworth AW 41 ALBEMARLE © 2003

RAF WWII 38 GROUP SQUADRONS REUNITED © 2003

SPECIFICATION

ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH A.W.41 ALBEMARLE

 

 

Note : ST = Special Transport

          GT = Glider Towing

 

 

Power Plant :

Two Bristol Hercules XI air-cooled 14-cylinder two-row radial engines each rated at 1,590 hp for take-off. De Havilland three-bladed fully feathering Hydromatic propellers.
Fuel capacity, 769 lmp gal (3496 l) in fuselage and wing tanks, and provision for 630 lmp gal (2864 l) in three auxiliary tanks in the bomb-bay.

Performance :

Max speed, 265 mph (426 km/h) at 10,500 ft (3 200 m)
Cruising speed, 170 mph (274 km/h)
Initial rate of climb, 980 ft/min (4,97 m/sec)
Service ceiling, 18,000 ft (5 486 m)
Range with normal fuel, 1,300 mls (2 092 km)

Weight :

Empty, 25,347 lb (11 497 kg)
Max take-off (ST), 36,500 lb (16 556 kg)
Max take-off (GT), 22,600 lb (10 251 kg)
Max landing, 32,500 lb (14 742 kg)

Dimensions :

Span, 77 ft 0 in (23,47 m)
Overall length, 59 ft 11 in (18,26 m)
Overall height, 15 ft 7 in (4,75 m)
Undercarriage track, 20 ft 5 in (6,22 m)
Wheelbase, 17 ft 8 in (5,38 m)
Wing area, 803.5 sq ft (74,65 m²)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armament :

Boulton Paul power-operated dorsal turret with four 0.303 in (7,7 mm) Browning machine guns or (ST and GT) two such guns on a manually-operated mount in place of turret. Provision for power operated retractable ventral turret with two Browning guns, fitted on prototype only. Internal bomb-bay for up to 4,500 lb (2 040 kg) bombs.

Accommodation :

Two pilots, navigator-bombardier, wireless operator, two gunners (in original bomber configuration). Ten paratroops carried in ST.

P1362, the third prototype, in 'bomber' paint scheme
P1361, the second prototype
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