Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1917
Type: Multirole Biplane Aircraft
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Armstrong Whitworth - UK
Production Total: 1,650
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 31.43 feet (9.58 meters)
Overall Width: 43.50 feet (13.26 meters)
Overall Height: 10.93 feet (3.33 meters)
Weight (Empty): 1,918 lb (870 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 2,811 lb (1,275 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Beardmore inline piston engine developing 160 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 95 mph (153 kph; 83 knots)
Service Ceiling: 12,106 feet (3,690 meters; 2.29 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.62mm Vickers fixed, forward-firing machine gun.
1 x 7.62mm Lewis machine gun on trainable mount in rear cockpit.
Up to 260lb of conventional drop ordnance.
Global Operators / Customers
Australia (post-war); Kingdom of Hejaz (Saudi Arabia); Paraguay; United Kingdom
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
FK.3 - Preceding Model to which the FK.8 replaced.
FK.8 - Base Series Model Designation