Moss M.A.1

Moss M.A.1
Moss M.A.1
Moss M.A.1 at Blackpool (Squires Gate) airport on 27 August 1949 wearing racing No. 26
Role light utility aircraft
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Moss Brothers Aircraft Ltd
Designer W.H.Moss
First flight 1937
Retired crashed 17 June 1950
Primary user private owner
Number built 1
Variants Moss M.A.2

The Moss M.A.1 was a British light two-seat low-winged sporting monoplane of the 1930s.

Contents

Design and construction

The Moss M.A.1 was designed and built in 1937 at the Moss Brothers Aircraft Ltd factory in Chorley, Lancashire, England. It was of wooden construction with fixed tail-wheel undercarriage and had two separate open cockpits, arranged in tandem.[1]

Flying career

The M.A.1 was flown in several U.K. air races prewar, then was stored between 1939 and 1945.

The aircraft competed postwar with the rear cockpit faired over. W.H.Moss flew it in the Kings Cup Air Race at Wolverhampton (Pendeford) Airport on 17 June 1950. He was killed during the race that day, when the aircraft crashed at the Newport, Shropshire turn.[1]

Specification (Cabin model)

Data from Grey 1972 p.61c

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 23 ft 3 in (7.09 m)
  • Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
  • Wing area: 154 ft2 (14.3 m2)
  • Empty weight: 880 lb (400 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,400 lb (635 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pobjoy Niagara III 7-cylinder radial, 95 hp (71 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 120 mph (193 km/h)
  • Range: 500 miles (805 km)
  • Service ceiling: 13,000 ft (3.962 m)
  • Rate of climb: initial 700 ft/min (3.56 m/s)

References

Notes
  1. ^ a b Jackson, 1974, p. 273
Bibliography
  • Grey, C.G. (1972). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938. London: David & Charles. ISBN 0715 35734 4. 
  • Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 - Volume 3. Putnam & Company Limited. ISBN 0-370-10014-X. 

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Moss — (m[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. mos; akin to AS. me[ o]s, D. mos, G. moos, OHG. mos, mios, Icel. mosi, Dan. mos, Sw. mossa, Russ. mokh , L. muscus. Cf. {Muscoid}.] 1. (Bot.) A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with distinct stem and simple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moss FK — Moss Full name Moss Fotballklubb Nickname(s) Kællane (The Lads) Founded August 28, 1906 Ground …   Wikipedia

  • Moss M.A.2 — G AFMS at Coventry (Baginton) airport on 19 June 1954 Role two seat sporting aircraft …   Wikipedia

  • moss — (n.) O.E. meos moss, related to mos bog, from P.Gmc. *musan (Cf. O.H.G. mios, Dan. mos, Ger. Moos), also in part from O.N. mosi moss, bog, and M.L. mossa moss, from the same Germanic source, from PIE *meus damp, with derivatives ref …   Etymology dictionary

  • Moss IL — Full name Moss Idrettslag Founded 1929 Ground Melløs Stadion Moss Moss Idrettslag is a Norwegian athletics club from Moss, founded in 1929. Moss IL uses the Melløs Stadion, which in 1983 got rubber track as t …   Wikipedia

  • Moss FK — Voller Name Moss Fotballklubb Gegründet 28. August 1906 Stadio …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • MOSS (R.) — Rosalind L. B. MOSS 1890 1990 Fille du révérend H. W. Moss, directeur de l’école de Shrewsburg (sur le Severn, Angleterre), miss Rosalind Moss, née en septembre 1890, a achevé à Oxford, presque centenaire, une exceptionnelle carrière de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • moss|y — «MS ee, MOS », adjective, moss|i|er, moss|i|est. 1. covered with moss or a mosslike substance: »a mossy bank. A wood of mossy distorted trees (Francis Parkman). 2. like moss: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • moss — moss; moss·berry; moss·er; moss·ery; moss·ite; moss·man; …   English syllables

  • moss — [môs, mäs] n. [ME mos, a bog, moss < OE, a swamp, akin to ON mosi, Ger moos, a bog, moss < IE * meus (> L muscus, moss) < base * meu , moist] 1. a) any of various classes (esp. Bryopsida) of very small, green bryophytes having stems… …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”