Aircraft Data Sheet: Wizard l & ll (1926)
|First flight:||November 1926|
|Max level speed:||163knots/303kph|
|Power plant:||One 490shp/365kW Rolls-Royce F Xl. (Wizard l)
One 500shp/373kW Rolls-Royce F XlS. (Wizard ll)
Built as a private venture, the Wizard was intended as a fast monoplane fighter. The results achieved with the first aircraft attracted Air Ministry interest and an invitation to submit the design for Specification F 20/27, for which the original prototype Wizard l was extensively modified. The design included cockpit heating and oxygen but was eventually rejected through service prejudice against the monoplane configuration.