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Westland Yeovil

17 January 2014

Westland Yeovil — San Diego Air & Space Museum archive photo from the Edwin Newman Collection

Westland Yeovil — San Diego Air & Space Museum archive photo from the Edwin Newman Collection

One of the three Westland Yeovil prototypes — San Diego Air & Space Museum archive photo from the Edwin Newman Collection

Westland built three prototypes of the Yeovil but ultimately failed to gain a contract with the Royal Air Force. It had the conventional design of the day with two wings and two open cockpit bays for the pilot and gunner/observer. Yeovils were powered by a single 650 hp/485kW Rolls-Royce Condor liquid cooled in-line reciprocating engine which could propel the Yeovil to speeds of 120 mph/193kph.

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