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Supermarine Scapa Specification Sheet

Type

All metal construction reconnaisance flying boat

Crew

5

Power Plant

Two Rolls Royce 520hp Kestrel III engines

Armament  

3 Machine Guns; 206 lb bomb load

Wing Span

75 ft

Height

21ft 9in

Length

53ft

Weight Empty

11,250lbs

All Up Weight

16,080lbs

Max Speed

142 mph

Range

1,000 miles

Climb rate

1,350 ft/min

Description

A general reconnaissance flying boat developed to specification R.20/31 as the Southampton IV and produced to specification 19/33. The Supermarine  Scapa was first flown in 1932. 14 were built for the RAF between 1934 - 36.The aircraft was flown by No's 202, 204, 228 and 240 Squadrons until 1938.3 Supermarine Scapas remained with training units when the war began and of these, two at FBTS survived until August 1940, although possibly not flown after WWII began.


source: The British Aircraft Directory