The Martinsyde Scout (Type S.1) was never built in large numbers, but it is important because it was one of the first armed tractors, with a Lewis gun fixed to the top wing firing forward and slightly upward to avoid the propeller. Starting in late 1914, S.1's were doled out in ones and twos to R.F.C. squadrons in France and they were flown by air combat pioneers like Louis Strange. They served both in France and the Middle East, finally being retired in the latter half of 1915.
|Introduction||late 1914 |
|Primary user||U.K. (RFC/RAF)|
|Number built||~60 |
|Wingspan||8.43 m (27 ft 8 in) |
|Engine||80hp Gnôme rotary|
|Armament||top-wing, upward-slanting Lewis|
|Max Speed||140 km/h (87 mph) |
Two forms of undercarriage were common; the early form with four wheels (to prevent tip over on landing) and the later, more conventional vee undercarriage.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Martinsyde S.1.
|Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
Miniatures and ModelsEdit
- Updated card
- Bruce, p.300.
- Lamberton, pp.214-215.