Austin A.F.T.3 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1918
Type: Triplane Fighter Aircraft Prototype
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Austin Motor Company - United Kingdom
Production Total: 1
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 17.55 feet (5.35 meters)
Overall Width: 22.97 feet (7.00 meters)
Overall Height: 10.66 feet (3.25 meters)
Weight (Empty): 1,102 lb (500 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 1,896 lb (860 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Bentley BR.2 rotary engine developing 230 horsepower and driving two-bladed propeller at the nose.
Maximum Speed: 118 mph (190 kph; 103 knots)
Maximum Range: 354 miles (570 km)
Service Ceiling: 19,029 feet (5,800 meters; 3.60 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 980 feet-per-minute (299 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x .303 Vickers machine guns in fixed, forward-firing positions over the nose and synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades.
1 x .303 Lewis Gun in central wing assembly on trainable mounting.
Global Operators / Customers
United Kingdom (cancelled)
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
A.F.T.3 "Osprey" - Base Series Designation; single prototype completed.