Developed in 1938, the aircraft accomodates two passengers (pilot, observer) in tandem seating.  Another version is equipped with an uprated engine (Salmson 9Nd, 203 hp).

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Cierva Autogiro Company Ltd.

Primary manufacturer: Cierva Autogiro Company Ltd.

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Gyroplane

Compound type: Lift

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Rudder

Dedicated propulsion devices: 1

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Single seater

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Width: 12.19 m (40.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Salmson 9 NG reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: British Salmson

Take-off / rated power: 134 kW (180 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 885 kg (1950 lb)

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