Aircraft Data Sheet: F 20/27 Interceptor (1928)

F 20/27 Interceptor
First flight: August 1928
Span: 11.58m/38ft 0ins
Length: 7.73m/25ft 4ins
Max weight: 1,508kg/3,325lb
Max level speed: 167knots/309kph
Power plant: One 420shp/313kW Bristol Jupiter Vll
Total built: One

Offered in response to Air Ministry Specification F 20/27, the Interceptor was a bold attempt to introduce a monoplane configuration in the face of the official line which favoured biplanes. Sadly the overall performance and handling of the aircraft was not good and development was discontinued.