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BAT FK-25 Basilisk

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1918

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В.Кондратьев Самолеты первой мировой войны


В конце войны появилась очередная перспективная разработка Кольховена - истребитель, оснащенный 320-сильным радиальным "стационаром" ABC "Дрэгонфлай" и получивший название FK.25 "Бэзилиск". Помимо двигателя, он отличался от "Бэнтэма" увеличенными размерами, формой хвостового оперения и традиционным расположением кабины позади бипланной коробки. Несмотря на рекордные летные данные, из-за недоведенности двигателя и окончания боевых действий в серию он не попал.
  
  
  
ЛЕТНО-ТЕХНИЧЕСКИЕ ХАРАКТЕРИСТИКИ ИСТРЕБИТЕЛЯ "Бэзилиск"
  
Размах, м 7,73
Длина, м 6,22
Площадь крыла, кв.м 19,8
Сухой вес, кг 612
Взлетный вес, кг 946
Скорость максимальная, км/ч 248
Время набора высоты
   3000 м, мин.,сек. 75,0
Потолок практический, м 6100


P.Lewis The British Fighter since 1912 (Putnam)


Frederick Koolhoven designed a further fighter for the B.A.T. Company to meet the R.A.F. Type 1 Specification, the F.K.25 Basilisk completed during 1918. The machine was another of those developed to use the power of the 320 h.p. A.B.C. Dragonfly radial engine and was on the general lines of the earlier Bantam but with the pilot given more conventional accommodation in a cockpit set further aft in the monocoque fuselage. Two-bay wings were again used and the undercarriage followed Koolhoven’s favourite style of separate units with a broad track. The Basilisk’s armament consisted of a pair of fuselage-mounted Vickers guns. The second prototype embodied minor modifications but the Basilisk failed to make any headway towards production.


W.Green, G.Swanborough The Complete Book of Fighters


B.A.T. F.K.25 BASILISK UK

  The last single-seat fighter of Koolhoven design built by the British Aerial Transport Company, the F.K.25 Basilisk was designed around the 350 hp A.B.C. Dragonfly I nine-cylinder radial engine and carried the usual armament of twin synchronised 0.303-in (7,7- mm) Vickers guns. Of wooden construction with a monocoque fuselage, the Basilisk featured a hood-like fairing, ahead of the cockpit, which enclosed the guns and shielded the pilot. Three prototypes were ordered, the first of these flying during the summer of 1918. The second prototype, completed in 1919, differed from its predecessor primarily in having a deeper fairing ahead of the cockpit. Further work on the Basilisk was abandoned at the end of 1919.

Max speed, 142 mph (228 km/h) at 6,500 ft (1 980 m).
Time to 10,000 ft (3 050 m), 8.4 min.
Endurance, 3.25 hrs.
Empty weight, 1,454 lb (659 kg).
Loaded weight, 2,182 lb (990 kg).
Span, 25 ft 4 in (7,72m).
Length, 20 ft 5 in (6,22m).
Height, 8 ft 2 in (2,49 m).
Wing area, 212 sq ft (19,69 m2).

W.Green, G.Swanborough - The Complete Book of Fighters
First of the three F.K.25 Basilisk fighters built by B.A.T. in 1918/1919 to Koolhoven design.
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
Опытный экземпляр истребителя "Бэзилиск" / Side View of the B.A.T. "Basilisk" (320 h.p. A.B.C. "Dragonfly" engine).
P.Lewis - The British Fighter since 1912 /Putnam/
F2907 B.A.T. Basilisk fitted with plain ailerons.
W.Green, G.Swanborough - The Complete Book of Fighters
The Basilisk was the last of the B.A.T. fighters.