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Also known as the "Big Ack," the Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.8 biplane bomber was widely used by the French and British during the last two years of World War I.
 
Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.8 Specifications
Country: Great Britain
Manufacturer: Armstrong, Whitworth and Company, Limited
Type: Reconnaissance/Bomber
Entered Service: 1917
Number Built: More than 1200
Engine(s): Beardmore, 160 hp
Wing Span: 43 ft 8 in (13.3 m)
Length: 32 ft (9.5 m)
Height: 10 ft 10 in (3.3 m)
Empty Weight: (870 kg)
Gross Weight: (1275 kg)
Max Speed: (158 km/h)
Ceiling: (3,692 m)
Endurance: 3 hours
Crew: 2
Armament: 2 machine guns
160 lb (73 kg) of bombs
 
Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.8 Units
Royal Flying Corps: 2, 8, 10, 17, 35, 82
 
Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.8 Aces (1)
1 England Hammond, Arthur William 5
 
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