Aircraft Data Sheet: Wizard l & ll (1926)

Wizard l & ll
First flight: November 1926
Span: 12.04m/39ft 6ins
Length: 8.18m/26ft 10ins
Max weight: 1,486kg/3,2750lb
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)
Total built: One

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.