Beagle Pup


Beagle Pup

infobox Aircraft
name = B.121 Pup
type =
manufacturer = Beagle Aircraft Limited



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first flight = 1967
introduced = 1968
retired =
produced = 1967-1970
number built = 152
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primary user =
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developed from =
variants with their own articles = Beagle Bulldog
The Beagle B.121 Pup is a 1960s British two-seat single-engined training and touring aircraft built by Beagle Aircraft Limited at Shoreham Airport.

History

The Pup was designed as a single-engined all-metal two-seat aerobatic aircraft or a four-seat touring aircraft. The prototype Pup (a Series 1 G-AVDF) first flew from Shoreham Airport on 8 April 1967. The second and third aircraft were Series 2 aircraft fitted with an enlarged rudder which became standard on all production aircraft.

Beagle Aircraft Ltd chose to build the Pup following a market survey which demonstrated a global requirement for a 2-4 seat training/touring aircraft to replace ageing Tiger Moths and Pipers used by flying clubs Carr, Richard: "Pup, up and away", Article 11, pages 44-47. Design Journal, 01/11/1968. http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/diad/article.php?year=1968&title=239&article=d.239.30] .

The first delivery was to the Shoreham Flying School on 12 April 1968. The aircraft was popular and sold to flying clubs and private users worldwide. A Series 3 variant, a four-seater, was developed for the Iranian Civil Air Training Organisation. By 1969 production had increased at Shoreham to one Pup a day, aircraft were flown to either Rearsby Aerodrome or Cambridge Airport for painting and finishing. One aircraft was evaluated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1969, but was not ordered. In December 1969 the government withdrew financial support for Beagle and the company was placed in receivership. Over 250 Pups were on order but production ceased with the 152nd aircraft.

A military version of the Pup was developed as the Beagle B.125 Bulldog with a convert|200|hp|abbr=on Lycoming engine. Only one prototype aircraft was built by Beagle before it ceased operations, the design and production was taken over by Scottish Aviation.

Variants

* Pup Series 1 (also known as the Pup 100) powered by a convert|100|hp|abbr=on Rolls-Royce Continental O-200A engine
* Pup Series 2 (also known as the Pup 150) powered by a convert|150|hp|abbr=on Lycoming 0-320-A2B engine
* Pup Series 3 (also known as the Pup 160) powered by a convert|160|hp|abbr=on Lycoming 0-360-A engine
* Bulldog - military training version, prototypes only built by Beagle

Aircraft Type Clubs

The Beagle Pup is supported by an active aircraft type club, the Beagle Pup & Bulldog Club. cite web|url = http://www.beaglepupandbulldogclub.org/|title = Beagle Pup & Bulldog Club|accessdate = 2008-06-20|last = Beagle Pup & Bulldog Club|authorlink = |year = 2008]

Operators

Civil operators

;IRN
*Iranian Civil Air Training Organisation;UK
*Derby Aero Club
*Shoreham Flying School
*SkySport UK
*Starline Elms Coaches

Military Operators

;NZL
* One aircraft evaluated by the RNZAF in 1969, not ordered.

pecifications (Pup Series 1)

aircraft specification

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jet or prop?=prop
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crew=1
length main= 22 ft 11 in
length alt= 6.99 m
span main= 31 ft
span alt= 9.45 m
height main= 7 ft 6 in
height alt= 2.29 m
area main= 119.5 ft²
area alt= 11.10 m²
empty weight main= 985 lb
empty weight alt= 447 kg
loaded weight main=
loaded weight alt=
max takeoff weight main= 1,600 lb
max takeoff weight alt= 725 kg
engine (prop)=Rolls-Royce/Continental 0-200-A
type of prop= McCauley type 1A105/SCM 7053
number of props=1
power main= 100 hp
power alt= 75 kW
max speed main= 127 mph
max speed alt= 204 km/h
loading main= 13.4 lb/ft²
loading alt= 65.42 kg/m²
power/mass main=0.0625 hp/lb
power/mass alt=103 W/kg
more performance=
armament=

pecifications (Pup Series 2)

aircraft specification

plane or copter?=plane
jet or prop?=prop
ref=
crew=1
length main= 23 ft 2 in
length alt= 7.06 m
span main= 31 ft
span alt= 9.45
height main= 7 ft 6 in
height alt= 2.29 m
area main= 119½ ft²
area alt= 11.20 m²
empty weight main= 1,090 lb
empty weight alt= 495 kg
loaded weight main=
loaded weight alt=
max takeoff weight main= 1,925 lb
max takeoff weight alt= 873 kg
engine (prop)=Lycoming O-320-A2B
type of prop= flat-four piston engine
number of props=1
power main= 150 hp
power alt= 112 kW
max speed main= 138 mph
max speed alt= 222 km/h
range main= 633 miles
range alt= 1,019 km
ceiling main= 14,700 ft
ceiling alt= 4,480 m
climb rate main= 800 ft/min
climb rate alt= 4.1 m/s
loading main= 16.1 lb/ft²
loading alt= 77.9 kg/m²
power/mass main=0.0779 hp/lb
power/mass alt=129 W/kg
more performance=
armament=

ee also

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References


*cite book |last= |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title= The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985)|year= |publisher= Orbis Publishing|location= |issn=
*cite book |last= Jackson|first= A.J.|authorlink= |coauthors= |title= British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1|year= 1974|publisher= Putnam|location= London|isbn=0 370 10006 9

External links

* [http://www.beaglepupandbulldogclub.org/ Beagle Pup & Bulldog Club]


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