Armstrong – Whitworth «Atlas»

Armstrong – Whitworth «Atlas»

  • Role: Naval Cooperation
  • Dimentions: Wingspan 12.06m, Length 8.70m, Height 3.20m
  • Engine: 1 x Armstrong Jaguar Siddeley IVC (450 hp)
  • Armament: 1 × 0.303in Lewis machine gun, 1 × 0.303in Vickers machine gun, 4 × 112 lb of bomb payload
  • Crew: 2
  • Number in service : 12
  • Country of production : Great Britain, Greece
  • Years in service : 1929 – 1938

Two airplanes of this type were ordered for the Naval Flying Corps in 1928 and arrived in Greece by July 1929. At the same time, an agreement for domestic production of 10 more airplanes was agreed. These were built at the Faliro Airplane Factory.
To reduce costs, the Greek «Atlas» were different than the British ones: the structure of the wings was made from wood and the slats were removed. The Jaguar engines had been modified with a reducing gearbox and larger propellers. They were all withdrawn in 1938.